I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn, and a king
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race.
– That’s Life, by Frank Sinatra
The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race! Susan Saint.
That’s life, that’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April,
Shot down in May,
But I know I’m gonna change that tune,
When I’m back on top, back on top in June
I said that’s life, and as funny as it may seem,
Some people got their kicks,
Stompin’ on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down,
‘Cause this fine ol’world it keeps spinning around.
– Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, recorded by Frank Sinatra, “That’s Life.”
Courage, resilience, determination – these are not things you can take away and therein lies human triumph!