Wrinkles In Time

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

30 thoughts on “Wrinkles In Time

  1. “In youth we learn; in age we understand. ~Marie Ebner-Eschenbach”

    A-MEN!

    Faaaaaaaaaabulous post, Suzi!

    Love the photos of the gardenia’s. One of my favorite flowers!

    Happy Wednesday…..X

    • I love the scent of gardenias. It’s right outside my front door, usually shows off it’s first bloom on or about June 1. I have a small shrub in the backyard that hasn’t faired as well. It produced one bloom the first season, and none the last two.

  2. Really lovely. While that blush of youth is very seductive, I think it’s over-rated. There is so much angst being young and a lot of contentment being not so young. Gorgeous photos and wonderful words.

  3. I absolutely love this post, and the final quote just makes it perfect. We learn. And then we (if we’re really, really lucky) get to enjoy a life beyond the learning in which we reap the rewards of all the hard work we did in ‘growing up’.

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