"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass --
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
My favorite quote for today made me cry.
Richard Rescorla was the security chief for Morgan Stanley, a company that occupied 22 floors of the World Trade Center. When the planes struck the Towers, Rescorla had his people prepared. They ignored Port Authority instructions to remain in their offices, and listened to their security chief... You see, he'd already lived through the 1993 bombing. His people had drilled evacuation plans and Rescorla went from floor to floor with a bull horn and got people moving by singing to them. An Englishman, Rescorla sang my new favorite quote;
Men of Cornwall stand ye steady.
It cannot be ever said
Ye for the battle were not ready.
Stand and never yield.
Rescorla got all 2,687 Morgan Stanley employees out. He was last seen on the tenth floor - heading back up into the burning tower - to see if he could help save any more people. His remains have never been recovered.
:cool2::smile2: Words of encouragement and peace that can help anyone, with anything:
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Sen. Robert F Kennedy, at University of Cape Town, South Africa June 6, 1966.
He was assassinated June 6, 1968.
'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'
I don't know who said this, but I like it.:smile2:
'Hey, wanna come with us and have some fun?'
and when she said she was gonna be with her boyfriend tonight,
'he can come too if he wants...'
Best pickup line in the world. I mean, honestly, are relationships all cages these days? The day my woman won't let me go play, is the same day I don't have a woman. Are we that scared and threatened as beings? Honestly?
Imagination is far more important than knowledge.
[points to a specific location on his temple, one where maybe horns mayhap would grow]
It's getting bigger...
Sorry about the floods. :0/ I'm in one of those moods. I'm tryin to be quick witted at least...
This one is from a great protector.
"We get them to raise their flags."
I loved how he said, "we".