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Toydays Walking Rune is Strength. ..
Think about all you will face today, the ups and the downs… chances are you will call upon your strength in countless ways… The Strength Rune asks you to understand that strength is concerned with our everyday battles, rather than grand heroics … it is the strength to face the world when you just want to hide, to get up one more time after you have been knocked back again, to feel the fear in your mind but to try  anyway … it is the strength to risk and experience failure and to understand that no matter what happens our strength remains, an unwavering band of light that can never be diminished no matter what is taken from you… At your core you are an unwavering band of light, that cannot be diminished … when you feel like you cant go on… go on… strength will find you…

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou

Shine on … Andy

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