Monday, February 23, 2009

Benchwarmer

"They also serve who only stand and wait."

6 comments:

Lady Jess said...

you made me tear up! /salute Kinna

Anonymous said...

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest He returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait.

"On His Blindness"
By John Milton

Darraxus said...

Since you are on the bench, can I have your shield?

Khol Drake said...

Soldiers live and wonder why.

Kusamoto said...

For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.

-George C. Scott, "Patton," 1970

zwinglisblog said...

Kinn's been sidelined?!

Nuuuuuu!!!!111!!!1!