Two photos each of 10 Presidents: Before & After their service.
How we respond to stress shows up fast—with breath, exercise, community…or with fear, collapse, loss of humor. We have a choice.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish proverb
“With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
10 Presidents, 20 Photos: Before & After the Presidency. This is what stress looks like:
Lincoln, before and after the Civil War. (photo)
Whitman on Lincoln: “I see the President almost every day … I see very plainly Abraham Lincoln’s dark brown face, with the deep-cut lines, the eyes, always to me with a deep latent sadness in the expression. We have got so that we exchange bows, and very cordial ones. … None of the artists or pictures has caught the deep, though subtle and indirect, expression of this man’s face. There is something else there. One of the great portrait painters of two or three centuries ago is needed.”
Again, Whitman on Lincoln: “he has a face like a Hoosier Michelangelo–so awful ugly it becomes beautiful–with its strange mouth, its deep-cut, crisscross lines, and its doughnut complexion.”
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