Friday, April 27, 2012

30 Days of Shakespeare - Day 23

When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions.  - Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

My Take - Most of us can handle one thing coming at us at a time without breaking much of a sweat.  But it always seems that the world shotguns us.  I know several people who found out their wife was pregnant, their parents were sick, and they were being outsourced within the space of a couple weeks.  When life throws that much crap at you, all you can do is your best and lean on the help of your friends and family.  Don't worry, you'll be there for them to lean on when life inevitably sucker punches them at the same time it's shanking them in the back.  That's yet another reason to always have a tribe.


Mad Jack said...

Ain't that the truth. Last week some helpful soul informed me that 'things could be worse'.

"Really? How?" I responded.

You could hear the crickets for a full three minutes before some other thoughtful genius suggested that I could get terminal cancer of the schwantz... and that would be worse.

Pardon me while I refresh my morning bourbon.

Bob S. said...

I really expressed it as "God will never give me more than I can handle; I just wish he wouldn't trust me so much".

It's been a rough couple of years for us but we've made it through and have even thrived, not just survived.

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