love and heretics

It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness

Long-Leg Lou and Short-leg Sue

A poem by Shel Silverstein:
Long-Leg Lou and Short-Leg Sue
Went for a walk down the avenue,
Laughin’ and jokin’ like good friends do,
Long-Leg Lou and Short-Leg Sue.
Says Long-Leg Lou to Short-Leg Sue,
“Can’t you walk faster than you do?
It really drives me out of my mind
That I’m always in front, and you’re always behind.”

Says Short-Leg Sue to Long-Leg Lou,
“I walk as fast as I’m meant to do.”
“Then I’ll go walkin’ with someone new,”
Says Long-Leg Lou to Short-Leg Sue.

Now Long-Leg Lou, he walks alone,
Looking for someone with legs like his own,
And sometimes he thinks of those warm afternoons
Back when he went walkin’ with Short-Leg Sue.
And Short-Leg Sue strolls down the street
Hand in hand with Slow-Foot Pete,
And they take small steps and they do just fine,
And no one’s in front and no one’s behind.

Moral? don’t have short legs.

Just kidding.
Remember that if you judge another, for not being like you
and choose to leave them behind, you may , just may
end up walking all alone.

Since we are all in this together,
and I believe…,
we are all we’ve got….
take a little extra time to walk with “sue”…(or your spouse, sibling, child, parent, brother, sister friend or neighbor…) Slow your pace, and adjust….
and don’t miss those moments….

what have you got to lose?

“Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”
― George Carlin

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.”
― Gene Roddenberry

“As you walk through forests
or the meadows of your mind,
Stop and talk to those you fear
Good friendships you may find”
― Stephen Cosgrove,

“All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius,



  1. Good Old Marcus Aurelius. Loved him in Gladiator. 😉

  2. “No one’s in front and no one’s behind”. That’s a very true story, Holly! It reminds me of all the times I try to get ahead, to accomplish something, or when I feel intimidated by the things other people seem to achieve. When you change perspective, you can see we’re all in this together, just like you said. I think I’ll go and take a break now! 🙂


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