The Stationers Guild

Keep Calm and Carry On

I have always wondered about the origins of “Keep Calm and Carry On” but assumed it was something mouthed by Winston Churchill during one of his heroic speeches. The truth is now revealed:

Imagine a world when we no longer have bookstores to archive and uncover items of historical value. Imagine a world with no bricks-and-mortar stationery stores to promote the value of a hand-written note.

I can’t, but I do try to “keep calm and carry on.” Well, not very calmly. Actually, I subscribe to Dylan Thomas’ philosophy (poem on the death of his father) that we should “Rage against the dying of the light.”

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

I do plan to remain calm and carry on while the embers of the stationery industry still throw off light.   Will you?

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One Response to “Keep Calm and Carry On”

  1. Maureen Hall Says:

    You bet! The strong will survive!!
    Maureen Hall

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