Look Out, Stripy Horse

Blog 1934 – 01.10.2021

Look Out, Stripy Horse


Look Out, Stripy Horse

It is the usual, predictable, perhaps natural response in times of stress or danger to look out or tell others to do so. I would like to suggest another often more appropriate and better results rendering response: Look in.

That’s right, when tempted to look elsewhere for someone or something to blame or at least suspect, look within. For there lies the the usual culprit and as well the cure, the truth simple and pure.

Often in my life when in the midst of a storm or a battle the first verse of a song I learned as a a boy in church has come to me:

“When peace like a River attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll,

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Fifty one years ago, almost to the day, a nineteen year old version of myself was on a jet plane headed to South Vietnam away from home, family, and friends, scared that I might never return to them. Then a peace came over me as I looked into my own heart and soul and I just knew every thing was going to turn out alright.

Like many of you, due to Covid 19, the sea billows are rolling in and little if any money, difficult and painful decisions loom, but inside there is a quiet peaceful room where the refrain of another song can often be heard if we “Listen and listen tight, Pilgrims.”


Don’t Worry, Baby

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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