Saturday, November 01, 2008

If


If I had my life to live over I’d like to make more mistakes next time. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice-cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. You see. I’m one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”

~Nadine Stair, age 83

5 Comments:

Blogger mm said...

Yes. Yes.

Welcome back, Endment! Your words and photographs have been much missed.

2:39 AM  
Blogger NatureWoman said...

Hi Endment. I've missed you, too, and hope all has been going well for you!

7:50 AM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Hi Endment! So nice to have a post from you... I've missed you!

This is a great quote and lovely photo.

--Laura, still barefoot (on warmish days)

12:46 PM  
Blogger Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Hello, lady! WHere have you been??? So glad to find you're back! I agree with everything Nadine said.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Quiet said...

Yes, thank you for posting something I read a long time ago when I was middle-aged. It has greater meaning now. However, it is never too late and I try to make the most of what time I have now!

Blessings for your blog which I have just discovered.

4:12 PM  

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