Sunday, May 17, 2020

Ben Franklin and Turtles

 Dateline:  Yesterday

I finally got out and about to enjoy one of my hobbies:  Muzzleloading.  Basically, shooting old-time muzzleloading rifles.  A group of us got together (at safe, social distances) to "plink" steel targets in the woods. 

On the way to the campground, I ran across (not over) numerous turtles.  Turtles!  I haven't seen box turtles in a LONG time.

That got me thinking about something old Ben wrote about living the advantages of adversity:

To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. 

Sort of like that old box turtle:  Thrown upon one's own resources.  Those guys sure have lived a LONG time on this planet.

Carpe diem Life,
David Kuhn

1 comment:

  1. Here's my thought... your mask, which is somewhat box-turtle-shaped, needs a turtle shell design printed on it.