|Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream (1899). - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Source)|
bereft - deprived of or lacking something, especially a nonmaterial asset.
- synonyms: deprived of, robbed of, stripped of, devoid of, bankrupt of; wanting, in need of, lacking, without;
Winslow Homer's painting, The Gulf Stream, speaks volumes to me these days.
The seas upon which our nation sails are not calm, storms are brewing, the waves are restless, seething.
The waters abound with danger.
The nation is rudderless, there is no one at the helm. Many of us, like that man upon the deck above, can do no more but carry on, remaining stoic, not despairing of hope.
Though the situation is grim, and believe me it is very grim, there is hope. I truly believe that all is not lost.
Though there are times it seems that way.
We need to soldier on, shoulder our burdens and bear these times as best we can. They will not, they cannot, last forever...
Do not fret because of evildoersThe time of deliverance will come. Resist the evil and the foolishness which is among the people. Resist the stupidity of our so-called "leaders." This current insanity is but a passing thing.
or be envious of the wicked,
for the evildoer has no future hope,
and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
It cannot stand. For if it does, we enter a new and more terrible Dark Age.
Resist the evil.
Resist the stupidity.
|Francisco Goya, El dos de mayo de 1808 en Madrid (1814) - Museo del Prado, Madrid. (Source)|