Monday, August 20, 2018


"Have patience, my friend, have patience;
For Rome wasnt't built in a day!
You wear yourself out for nothing
In many and many a way!
Why are you nervous and fretty
When things do not move along fast;
Why let yourself get excited
Over things that will soon be past?"
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham ~

Our capacity for patience as a culture has been seriously diminished by modern technology. We are so familiar with instantaneous google results, and the power of communication via text, that when we have to wait for anything, we get antsy and possibly indignant.
     Everything is as it is, and no matter how vehemently impatient we may feel, patience is still a virtue, and we need it, daily, for a quality life.

I am patient.