“Why do you go away? So that you can come back.
So that you can see the place you came from
with new eyes and extra colors.
And the people there see you differently, too.
Coming back to where you started
is not the same as never leaving.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
A different perspective… city view from the Caixa Forum on the Paseo del Prado in Madrid, Spain
Some wisdom from the Vikings this week – and it’s great advice. Because what’s gone before is a lesson, and what’s here and ahead is potential. Yours.
“Don’t waste your time looking back,
you’re not going that way.”
Local in Vietnam (2006)
It’s easy to get caught up in superficial living – like how you look, how many wrinkles you’re getting, whether you’ve got the right ‘look’ going on, and more. Which is why I love this quote – and this crazy fun rice wine maker in Vietnam…
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand – strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO – what a ride!’ ”
That’s the plan… 🙂
It’s too easy to wait until we get really unwell to do something about how well we live:
Eat and exercise like you’re a diabetic heart patient with a stroke – so you never become one.
A great reminder – um, if only I could remember where I read it (apologies to the author).
A bronze sculpture in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens
… because if you’re anything like me, you’re doing this right now!
Don’t keep putting things off,
waiting for 12 doves to
fly over your house
in the sign of the cross
before you begin. Just start.
Okay, it’s not a dove or 12, but you get the picture… © Louise Creely