Sunday, May 29, 2011

Greatness, Pride, Ego all worthless

The Narrator talks about a traveller who sees a sunken statue The poem deals with human hubris, and how greatness will not endure. The narrator sees this ruined area with a statue of this mighty lord Ozymandius who is no more. All that is left at the end is lone and level sand. The great works of man though potent in their time will not last. It is this irony that the poem points to.


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

helping others

when did we say it time to stop helping others?

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” Flora Edwards quotes

This quotes comes in so many languages that my my elders use to tell me growing up... today my friends was doing some mini shifting and me and Junior went to help out, it was friends or neighbors do. We help out carrying things loading them up into the lorry and really enjoyed ourselves.

Thought the body was a little sore it was a pleasure more ways then one. For Junior it was nice to seem him put his back into it despite his young age.

You got to trust your self with children, there was an empty gas tank that he wanted to carry, I took a grip of the tank estimate its weight and told him to try, it was not an easy task but wanted to so I let him. I guess if there were others around they would have ended up saying "Oh No how can you carry that, oh its dangerous " etc etc

I learn since he was young not to put children on a leash, let him try, if he fails we are there to help. Do you remembers your first bike ride without support, you gonna stumble, you gonna trip, and you might hurt your self a little and you learn better.

Kids need to have fun doing what they are doing, you just need to learn to trust them a little.