“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller * * * Figureheads, Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT) Exhibit — Photo by Mary O’Connor
“Until you stand on your own two feet and take responsibility for your own life, you will never truly know how strong you really are.” — Nishan Panwar “Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.” — Mikhail Strabo * * * … More Confidence
not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. Life’s too short.” — Debbie Meyer * * * Muscovy duck swimming, photo by Alex, ten years old © 2016
“When you say something, don’t be in the shadow; let everyone see you! Whatever you say always put your name under it! Be courageous enough not to use any mask; don’t forget that hiding among the bushes is the affair of the cowards! Let the Sun shines on your face and everyman see you!” — … More “Never hide yourself!