Later In Life

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The following truisms arose from some of those who are perhaps not in the first flush of youth (I qualify!):

  • I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.
  • My wild oats are enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.
  • I finally got my head together but now my body is falling apart.
  • It was much easier to get older than to get wiser.
  • If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.
  • It’s not hard to meet expenses….they’re everywhere.
  • These days I think about the hereafter….I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I’m here after.
  • Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

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Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
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