There is a poignant kind of sadness that we all recognize as we grow old.
It is the heartbreak of not being able to see to a successful finish the worthy projects we started.
It is this sense of loss that we can all recognize in President Trump right now.
Perhaps the 45th president of the United States of America can find solace in some words of wisdom from the very first president, George Washington.
In a letter to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in 1797, Washington penned his post-retirement view of public affairs:
“I am now seated in the shade of my Vine and Fig tree, and altho’ I look with regret on many transactions which do not comport with my ideas, I shall, notwithstanding ‘view them in the calm lights of mild philosophy’, persuaded, if any great