27 oktober, 2006

Ord til ettertanke

I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax,
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 troubles,
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 people who never goes anywhere without
a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it 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, 85 år gammel.

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