Tag Archives: defeat

Withdrawing

“Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.”–Andre Gide … Continue reading

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Disappointment

The late afternoon was lightly overcast but the weather was otherwise mild and pleasant.  The salesman had just called to tell me that my new car had arrived and that I could pick it up whenever I wished.  I said … Continue reading

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Victory

The afternoon sky was grey, overcast with heavy clouds. The icy, North wind penetrated the twelve year old boy’s arms and legs, as he stretched and massaged his muscles to prepare for the start of the 100-yard dash.  The boy and … Continue reading

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