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I’ve been writing for the past two weeks and trying to decide if I had anything of substance to add to the corona conversation.  Last week I skipped a blog post because I felt overwhelmed by the online noise and plethora of opinions that are ever changing.

I know uncertainty as a cancer survivor.  I know several people right now going through cancer treatments and I send you all love.  I know uncertainty from being a farmer’s daughter when one weather event can affect your whole year.  I know uncertainty from being a commodities trader.  Here’s hoping my old friends had futures to cover any losses.

Here’s the thing about uncertainty, we find ourselves constantly changing our perspective throughout it.  Sometimes minute to minute.  It’s why a great trader is typically a great bullshitter, able to talk both sides of the market in one sentence.

A bullshitter is nothing if not a great storyteller finding new perspective.  We lost one of the great storytellers of all time this weekend.  I grew up with Kenny Rogers and we’ve listened to him on vinyl all weekend.  So, in this time of uncertainty, I will let an old Kenny Rogers song remind us of the value in finding perspective.  Read to the end for the twist.

The Greatest     ~Kenny Rogers

Little Boy, in a baseball hat
Stands in the field with his ball and bat
Says I am the greatest player of them all
Puts his bat on his shoulder and he tosses up his ball

And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
Swings his bat all the way around
The world’s so still you can hear the sound
The baseball falls to the ground

Now the little boy doesn’t say a word
Picks up his ball, he is undeterred
Says I am the greatest there has ever been
And he grits his teeth and he tries it again

And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
Swings his bat all the way around
The world’s so still you can hear the sound
The baseball falls to the ground

He makes no excuses, He shows no fears
He just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers

Little boy, in a baseball hat
Picks up his ball, stares at his bat
Says I am the greatest the game is on the line
And he gives his all one last time

And the ball goes up like the moon so bright
Swings his bat with all his might
And the world’s so still as still can be
And the baseball falls, and that’s strike three

Now it’s supper time and his mama calls
Little boy starts home with his bat and ball
Says I am the greatest that is a fact
But even I didn’t know I could pitch like that

He says I am the greatest that is understood
But even I didn’t know I could pitch that good.

What are ways you are finding perspective through this Corona Quarantine?  As always, thank you for reading.  Remember we all learn from each other, please consider sharing a comment on perspective.  Sending everyone love and air hugs.  😊

 

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