Carry on –
And keep calm.
Like the British, right?
Stay the course.
We march forward. We persevere.
A stiff upper lip.
Self-restraint in the face of adversity.
Little eyes are watching. Little ears are listening.
Ride it out –
Come safely through a dangerous or difficult situation
To succeed in surviving
Or getting through
Something that can’t be stopped. Or avoided.
Let ‘er buck –
An invitation to let it proceed (there’s no point waiting)
Bring on a challenge!
Let it throw you around
While you try your damndest to conquer it
Maybe that’s the key to this whole thing . . .
To carry on, to ride it out, to let ‘er buck.
To let it throw us around,
But to stay the course anyway,
With a stiff upper lip.
To remain calm and to change the narrative,
To welcome the challenge
Because what’s here,
And what’s ahead,
Simply cannot be avoided.