Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Asking for Things

I asked for health,
that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity,
that I might do better things...
I asked for riches, 
that I might be happy,
I was given poverty,
that I might be wise...
I asked for power,
that I might have the praise of men,
I was given given weakness,
that I might feel the need of God...
I asked for all things,
that I might enjoy life,
I was given life,
that I might enjoy all things...
I got nothing that I asked for, 
 but everything that I hoped for,
Almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered,
I am among men most richly blessed.

James Sawhill Flagg 
July 3, 1951 - July 18, 2009

Thursday, November 4, 2010

~Dancing in the Rain~

Not to Much to Carry
~Adolphe William   Bouguereau~

If it rains on my parade,
I'll just dance in it.