One if by land, two if by sea. I certainly hope that line means something to you. If it doesn’t, here’s your homework: google it and report back.:)
Here are some clues: Boston, Paul Revere, and a Horse Named… “Brown”.
Most Americans are aware that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in Massachusetts.
And who doesn’t remember learning about that famous revolutionary rebellion in Massachusetts–the Boston Tea Party.
Some might even recall the story about Col. Knox transporting the guns (canons) from Ticonderoga over ice and snow on sleds and how the Patriots took Dorchester Heights in the middle of the night shocking the British the next morning (who’d been sleeping at Boston’s harbor below). That is a story made for movies.
But how familiar are folks these days with the historic tale of Paul Revere and his amazing Boston ride? In our minds we see him swinging the lantern and calling out as he dashes through the countryside, through the creeks and down the village cobble-stoned streets.
“The Red Coats are coming!”
Or,maybe we remember it as,
“The British are coming!”
Whatever the case, the ride was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his poem titled Paul Revere’s Ride. The poem has become one of the best known in American history and was memorized by generations of schoolchildren. (I hope you’ll look it up!)
There is no actual record of Mr. Revere’s words or message as he rode, but apparently, there is tell of the horse upon which he rode that went by the name of Brown Beauty.
I hope a review of these stories will help you take a fresh look at whatever great power or unthinkable odds you might be facing today. If simple farmers and townsfolk who took the challenge 200 years ago to take on the super-power of the world could beat the odds, so can you. The journey will not be easy. Why? Because it usually isn’t lined with gold or convenient refreshment stands to greet you every mile, but if you just hold on, and fight to the end, the victory can be yours.
Just my thoughts.