I think it will be called the greatest final ever in history of Wimbledon, in fact it may be one of the greatest final of any sports. Imagine you’re still in the Centre Court after 4 hours of fighting, I think in your mind there would be only a few voices … like “Focus, focus, focus” and “Hold on”.
You know what, the last thing any players will see before they enter the Centre Court is an inscription above the entryway:
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same
These two lines are extracted from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”; but in fact, the other few verses of the same poem pretty much described the situation of the final:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”
Zheng Jie is a real fighter and we all enjoyed very much her playing in Wimbledon 2008. Only 25 years old, she is brave, kind, working hard, and humble. I hope all Chinese youngsters can learn all these characters from the new idol. Best wishes to Zheng Jie.
I reckon one of the hardest thing to do / achieve in the world, at least for me, is “Prepared to be better”. What I mean is … are you prepared to …
- be a better son, daughter, brother, sister, mother or father ?
- be a better boy friend, girl friend, husband or wife ?
- be a better staff, boss, or coworker ?
- be a better friend ?
- be a better man, woman ?
Are you prepared ? If not, what you gonna do now or tomorrow ? Before it is too late …
Stumble upon this web site today and there is a collection of “poetry”of the US ex-DOD chief – D. H. Rumsfeld. It’s really amazing that what one can speak in front of the press … and I remember this lucidly …
“As we know, there are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns.
That is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns.
The ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
But somehow Mr. Rumsfeld missed one more thing:
“There are unknown knowns, the ones we don’t know we know …” 😎
It’s the third time I visited the Arts Musuem this year but this time is the best so far. There are lots of masterpieces being exhibited but obviously the most attractive one is the “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” – painted 880 hundred years ago. In the 5 meter painting, there are extreme details of 814 humans, 28 boats, 94 animals, 170 trees and of course, the life of people in 880 years ago.
In a word, AMAZING.