Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward. ~Soren Kierkegaard
Some are young blossoms in this world.
They are fresh and fragrant, willing to take on the world.
They work hard for their beauty and talents to be noticed and applauded.
Youth straps on the excess and searches for the meaning of life.
Time is hurried, pushing for tomorrow.
In youth we learn; in age we understand. ~Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
Some are well seasoned in life.
They are comfortable as they are, willing to take in the world.
After a life of hard work, they are ready to blend in the scenery.
Age strips the excess and reveals the meaning of life.
Time is measured, living for today.
We have two lives – the one we learn with and the life we live after that. ~Bernard Malamud, The Natural