Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"The chastisements we have had from time to time have been for our good, and are essential to learn wisdom, and carry us through a school of experience we never could have passed through without."
Diana Nyad, a word-champion long-distance swimmer (who, I am informed, is currently training to swim from Cuba to Florida. And yes, she is a US citizen.) made this comment.
"The most extreme conditions require the most extreme response, and for some individuals, the call to that response is vitality itself....The integrity and self-esteem gained from winning the battle against extremity are the richest treasures in my life."
In others' words:
"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."
Posted by Nate Thatcher at 10:37 AM