Disappointment?

Illustration:  The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.   Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.      Tom Thumb and Other Stories.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.

 Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.

Tom Thumb and Other Stories.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Disappointment?

    1. I think I should have put a title like “Naughty List,” but I feel the way you do about it! This poor kid didn’t get his bike, but the disappointment was good for him! Ouch! It puts a new (old) spin on what we should expect!
      Elephant

    1. I don’t agree (with all due respect)! I think disappointment is just disappointment and rarely has redeeming value. Life is tough enough without too many disappointments.
      Elephant

      1. Interesting to read your comment. My initial reaction to the illustration was along the lines of ‘does disappointment have any redeeming value’? I had a quick think about disappointment in my life and decided that dealing with it had made me a better and stronger person…well, possibly :)…but, really, I would rather have learned things without the disappointment. Perhaps disappointment is not so much good for us but a reality that we all have to deal with….????

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