Jack’s Winning Words 8/10/16
“Life is a tragedy when seen close-up, but a comedy in the long-shot.” (Charlie Chaplin) Charlie lived this quote. The late 1930s were a tragedy for him. He was called a communist and was investigated by the FBI. Some of his films were booed because a “peace” theme. With the passage of time, that changed, and he was acclaimed as the motion picture genius that he was. Let that be a lesson. The close-ups of our life can look different with the long-shot. ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: I'll bet yours and
mine will surely be, even with the enjoyable laughs over humored ministerial
incidences we have already encountered over the years!!====JACK: Through the years, change happens, but some basic things remain the same.
FROM HONEST JOHN: I think most of us have a time through which one must scramble and dig in and fight; however, a lot of us can look back on a lot of great times.====JACK: With the benefit of Chaplin's long-shot, I can look back of some things that seemed terrible at the time, but turned out to be really funny....like the time a tavern owner wanted to join the church. When I asked the bishop what I should do, he urged me to convince the man to turn his bar into a place that would sell milk shakes, instead of beer.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Life does has its tragic and sometimes hilarious moments. As I recall, he moved out of the country. He was quite a character.====JACK: In the eyes of some, CC went from hero to villain, back to hero again. I wonder how the long-shot will show today's world?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: A sense of humor is certainly necessary in a positive outlook on life! How I wish some of these young people who take their lives over a failed romance, or a lost opportunity or a moment of tragedy, could "look ahead" and see that life evens out, and they can be happy again. One of our bright young men took his life, sure that he had failed to qualify for his dream of the Air Force Academy, and becoming a pilot. two days later his acceptance came in the mail. His family of course was inconsolable! Who wouldn't be?! In hindsight, everyone has 20/20 vision!====JACK: It's easier for the old to understand the past (if they can recall their youth) than for the youth to understand the future (where they've never been...and which seems far, far away).