Knights who are warriors never have shining armor. Parade day warriors are not heroes. Its the dirty knights who fight.

The world is far beyond needing a knight in shining armor. We need the knight with the battered, gouged and dented armor.

Send forth the knight who has seen defeat, and the crushing sorrow of loss - that broken knight who took his dirty, dented armor back into battle again after healing from defeat - just to carve out impossible victory. I want a knicked sword, polished to a sheen, but everything else needs the worn patina of battle-crush and scratches from the fight.

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Even Marylin Monroe and George Clooney fought depression

Abraham Lincoln was not alone in depression. You are not alone in depression. Royalty like King Solomon and Princess Diana; Movie Stars like Marilyn Monroe and Harrison Ford; Musicians like Beethoven andEninem;Painters like Jackson Pollock and Degas; Heads of State like Winston Churchill and our Mr. Lincoln; Authors like Hemmingway and J.K. Rowlings; even specialists in comedy like Chris Farley and David Letterman, comedians - those pools of mirth and merriment for us - are afflicted! Continue reading