Sometime, when you’re feeling important,
Sometime, when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometime, when you take it for granted,
You’re the best qualified in the room.
Sometime when you feel that your going,
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how it humbles your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water.
Put your hand in it, up to the wrist;
Pull it out; and the hole that’s remaining,
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You may splash all you please when you enter,
You can stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find in a minute,
That it looks quite the same as before.
The moral in this quaint example,
Is just do the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself, but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.
– Saxon White Kessinger
(Thank you to my daughter, Minna Blumenthal, for sharing this)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)