Thursday, March 1, 2012

When is it time to call it quits?

“I am tired of fighting. . . It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. . . Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces, October 5, 1877

I don’t know why this quote came into my head today. How does one know when it is time to surrender? I would like to think that they would take me down still fighting, but sometimes it is in everyone’s best interest to just give in.

Or is it?

2 comments:

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Chris! I too would want to be one who would go down fighting but your right there may be sometimes when it is just time to seek peace. Thought provoking! Thanks for sharing.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Thanks, Sue, for all the comments. I had a lot in my head when I wrote this one, and I just couldn't put any of it down.