Friday, April 18, 2008

For anyone who knows me...

This is me:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

I didn't realize it until I re-read it, but this is who I am, what I believe in, and why I am a United States Marine.

damn, sometimes things DO come full circle.

I read this in 1985.
Thank you RAH.