Jeanamo815
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Jeanamo815, May 16,  2018  2:12pm EST
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Empathy for Others

This is so true...and plays such an important role in our forum.

Wishing the best to all our members,

Jean

(My A-fib Experience Community Leader)

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  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, May 16,  2018  2:40pm EST

    Very nice, Jean. Thanks for sharing this.

    Mellanei

  • Spencer
    Spencer, May 16,  2018  7:27pm EST

    Thank you, Jean.  I thought of the regulars when I was in the hospital.  It helped me quite a bit.  One poem from Tennyson also rang through my head.  Of course, there was no poetry in the bookcase to read just trashing "potato-chip" like books.  I would have killed for my copy of the Republic or Hamlet.  But that is another story.  Here is what I kept remembering... that poetry class in college like 30 years did some good.

    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield

    I like this because of the strength and also the realization that we are men made with feet of clay and that time wears upon all of us.  I am so glad that I was forced to memorize poetry as a youngster.  It is why we stay alive.  

    Spencer.

  • Jeanamo815
    Jeanamo815, May 16,  2018  10:42pm EST

    Spencer, I did not learn that poem in school.  I wish I had because I like it very much.  I have saved it in an e-mail to keep and to think about.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jean

    (My A-fib Experience Community Leader)

  • Edhammer
    Edhammer, May 17,  2018  8:57pm EST

    Jean,

    Truth. 

    Spencer, 

    the first 4 lines nail it for where we came from. The last speak to me of where we go from here.

    ed

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, May 17,  2018  9:03pm EST

    I'm not sure I've ever seen that poem before. There is a lot of depth and there are different layers of meanings in the words.

    Mellanie

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