…above all, never accept what can, and will be, defeated;
when as human beings, we band together in our global fight
—actors as well!
Today’s play is, and will remain,
cast with players from all walks of life.
Produced by God alone,
None will be exempt from His worldwide casting call.
The young and the old.
Our mission statement:
Not to look back,
Futures remain to be savored.
I was a young boy of seventeen with my own private list of sports idols; nothing in this world could possibly surpass my favorite Dodger, “Pee Wee Reese”, or so I thought.
However, I didn’t realize at the time, there existed a driving force—my creativity; music, and words would come to be the mainstay of my life. Three high school teachers shaped my future: baseball, music, and literature.
But the stand out of my young era was Winston Churchill.
…And if I may appropriately submit on this Sunday:
a few of his words delivered to his countrymen, when the entire world repulsed with worldwide distaste over an evil pandemic.
“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
Winston S. Churchill, Speech (1940)