Here is a letter written by a first-year college student to her worried father during the middle of her second semester. The story delightfully points out how easy it is to lose perspective.
Everything is going well here at college this semester, so you can stop worrying. I am very, very happy now. . . you would love Ichabod. He is a wonderful, wonderful man and our first three months of marriage have been blissful.
And more good news Dad. The drug rehab program we are both in just told us that the twins that are due soon will not be addicted at birth.
Having read this, her father then turned the page with trepidation. On the other side of the note it said:
Now, Dad, there actually is no Ichabod. I’m not married nor pregnant. And I haven’t ever abused drugs. But I did get a “D” in chemistry, so keep things in perspective!
- Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long shot. | Charlie Chaplin
- We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. | The Talmud
- Whether you see a staircase as heading up or down depends on where you are standing. | Angel Kyodo Williams
- I cannot judge my work while I am doing it. I have to do as painters do, stand back and view it from a distance, but not too great a distance. | Blaise Pascal