Sunday, March 13, 2011
In 1939 the British Ministry of Information created this poster. The intent was to fortify the public's resolve in the face of coming war, and the crown was used to make it seem like the King had issued the proclamation.
According to Wikipedia (huge grain of salt taken, thanks) it was never used--it only became public in 2000 when a copy was found in a used bookstore and turned into posters, dish towels and tote bags by some enterprising entrepreneurs.
None of which dilutes the message.
It's become my mantra.
Chance of getting a new position down at the brewery diminished by the fact that I am not a girls varsity soccer coach? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Struggling to fulfill the endless requirements of the mortgage company to get a restructured loan? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Income taxes due in a Month and no money left? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Hair grayer and skin wrinklier today? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Roped back into lacrosse scheduling to get a discount on the season fees? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Ah well, whatever the outcomes, it's a far better plan than my old one.......