Bill was my business partner for over twenty years. Great Guy. An engineer that had the appearance of being a rough, gruff person but I found early on that he was very kind and compassionate. During those many years that we were partners we never had a cross word. Oh sure, we had some very serious discussions but never in anger in any way.
Whenever we would have one of those “serious” discussions he would usually end the conversation by saying “This too shall pass”. And he was right. The problem that we had faced got solved one way or the other. And his prediction of “This too shall pass” came true. After Bill decided to retire and move back to his home state I found myself using his quote of “This too shall pass” whenever I was confronted with a serious problem.
But…….That works both ways, for both the BAD times and also the GOOD times. I have found that there is no flatline experience in my life. The BAD times have degrees of BAD and never stay forever. And I’ve also found that the GOOD times also have degrees of GOOD and they don’t stay forever either. And sometimes during the GOOD times something occurs that flips the switch and I’m back in the grease again. And whenever that occurs I always think of my friend Bill and remind myself that “This too shall pass”. And…. Whenever I am all caught up in the euphoric moment of the Good times I try to bring myself back to the realization that
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS !”