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Kiki - The Great Soaring Philanthropist from Switzerland (It's NOT what you think....)

IF ----


If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

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!’


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

(by Rudyard Kipling)


..... unless of course, you are A SUPER HERO!!!! :)))


I swore I would never cede to any tagging game because I am basically a shy person.... (OK, stop giggling, I AM, only I don't show it!) and I don't want anybody to know what I really look like!


Then, I clicked on this stupid link and from then on it was all 'GO'....


I have seen far more females being tagged and shall therefore go for some men! Now see if you dare to chicken out.....!!! WAYNE (0W8ing) SEAN (flopper) LUIGI (lumase) STEVE (magicbean) MIKUL (eyesplash)

HA, LATEST NEWS: It seems that Mikul was invited before (sorry, tagged...) and therefore I can now choose another of my much admired male photographers: UELI - A Swiss with a heart as big as my garden... :) Welcome on board, Ueli!


There would have been others but I know beforehand that they wouldn't be seen dead in a toga.... ;-) (same as me!)

And then there are those who are just as shy as me.... OR wouldn't look at an upload like this (same as me! I had to be reminded by the most talented and fresh (SABINE) who tagged me on 30 January.... kindly she didn't mind waiting until today to remind me of my duty!


Please carry on by clicking on: The Hero Factory


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Taken on March 11, 2009