Friday, October 26, 2012

Proud Words

 Look out how you use proud words.
When you let proud words go,
It is not easy to call them back.
They wear long boots, Hard boots, they walk off proud;
They can’t hear you calling—
 Look out how you use Proud words.

- Carl Sandburg

That's darn good advice!

However, if Websites and Blogs like this one had been around when Carl wrote that he might have included more than just Proud words. In fact in this age of the internet and the iPad his poem can apply to ALL words. since in this digital age just about everything you say and write can travel around the world in seconds.

Take for example an article I wrote several months ago for this website. The one about my son David and me joining the Laural and Hardy fan club and meeting the famous pilot and author, Walter J. Boyne.

In this instance I was very happy that my words had their big boots on, because Lo and Behold about 2 days after that story appeared here on I got an email guessed it....Walter Boyne saying that his daughter had discovered the article and told him about it. He thanked me for the kind words, etc and before he knew it, I had booked him for an appearance on the local TV show I do here in Virginia, called OUT OF THE PAST.

I thought you would enjoy it.....because it's a very good show!

Uh O, there I go using those proud words again!

Sorry Carl.


Walter J. Boyne - Out of the Past - 2012 from Chuck Langdon on Vimeo.