We stand on the shoulders of giants
When faced with the adulation of the adoring crowd, it takes deliberate effort not to be overcome with hubris. The flush of victory can blind one to the humility required to live a graceful life.
Hubris is a glaring Achilles Heel that can do immeasurable damage. Humility is a quiet grace that can achieve the impossible.
I dream that each person coming to Washington to take their new seat at the table will make a trek to one of the monuments to those who came before, turn their back on the cheering celebrations, and pause to meditate on the sobering task before them.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC 7:15am January 13, 2017