The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning is SERENITY
My firs thought was about the Prayer of Serenity we often see on wall mottos and such. It’s a terse but profound statement: if we could just accept some things that can’t be changed, then get with it and change thing we know we could change — how much better this old world would be! And then the crowning touch: the WISDOM to know the difference!
But my response will be this homey little verse by Edgar Guest. For those of us who’ve crossed the bridge into ‘Seniors’, I think this illustrates serenity very nicely:
Hand in Hand All the way to age we'll go hand in hand together; all the way to brows of snow through every sort of weather. Rain or shine, blue sky or gray, joy and sorrow sharing hand in hand along the way we'll go bravely faring. All the way to sunset land we'll walk down together side by side and hand in hand held by Cupid's tether. Once we danced in early May steps we'll long remember; so we'll trip the miles away even to December. Let the years go fleeting by! Gray old age shall find us still recalling smile and sigh long since left behind us. And though feeble we may grow, worn by wind and weather, all the way to Age we'll go hand in hand together. From his book, Collected Verse of Edgar A Guest © 1934 by The Reilly & Lee Company