||Those who travel gentle in the world are
recognized as gentlemen by others. They go their
own way hopefully secure within themselves
that what they do is honest.
Never must the world be judge or jury. The payment
rests with God.
The verdict known to those men only
and carried in
their private pockets. If we must judge, let us use the mirror on our own wall first for
Perspective has its problems, but all a man need do
is look into a stranger's or a friend's good eyes to see
the sunset's truest color. Better than a crystal ball or
the most advanced kaleidoscope.
Rod McKuen - April, 1968