No. 28/16 - 23rd October 2016
I would pick more Daisies
Many years ago an 85 year old woman from the hill country of Kentucky said the following in response to what she might do if she had her life to live over.
If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make
more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I’d limber up, I’d be sillier
than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously,
take more chances, take more trips.
I’d climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans,
and would perhaps have more actual troubles,
but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who lived seriously,
sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact I’d try to have nothing else, just moments,
one after another instead of living
so many years ahead of each day.
I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer, hot water bottle,
rain coat and parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter this trip.
If I had my life over I would start going barefoot
earlier in the Spring and stay that way
later into Autumn.
I would go to more dances, I would ride
I would pick more daisies.
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