Grantland Rice was a sports writer but some of his words seem to apply to our just past election as well. Bold Italics are my new labels!
The flame of the inn is dim tonight,
Too many vacant chairs.
The sun has lost too much of its light,
Too many songs have taken flight,
Too many ghosts on the stairs.
On the candidates:
“Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. ”
On the future:
“Failure isn’t bad if it doesn’t attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn’t go to the head.”
On The electoral college:
” You are meant to play the ball as it lies.”
Elections in General:
“For when the One Great Scorer comes
To mark against your name,
He writes – not that you won or lost –
But HOW you played the Game.”