“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~Jack Kerouac
I consider battered suitcases all my life experiences ... no matter the road taken, no matter if I'm tattered and torn, weathered and worn, my suitcase may be battered, but not beaten and unusable - my character, integrity, humor, and wit are intertwined within the threads of my life's quilt, that's tucked inside! ~nr lenz
"Two men look out through the same bars; one sees the mud and one sees the stars."
~Frederick Langbridge (1849-1923)
"In youth we learn; in age we understand." ~Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
I always thought that would, generally, be true. Instead, I find that some people NEVER "get it"!
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." ~John Gardner
... life's sketches with permanent ink, and sometimes the ink well runs dry ... ~ nr lenz
"Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience." ~Carla Hannaford
If you're lucky, and listening! ~nr lenz
"A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
I would call this, Oprah's "Aha" moments ... ~nr lenz
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." ~Carl Sandburg
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." ~Indian saying