Thursday, September 27, 2007

In Search of Lost Time

I had a dream last night that it was possible to trade the wasted years in one's life, in the manner of corporate polluters who trade pollution credits. There was some website you could log onto that hooked you up with a trading partner.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I don't believe that any of our meandering years are "wasted". The journey is the important part; it prepares us for our final destination.

The mistakes we make along the way are valuable - if we reflect on them and learn from them.

Sometimes, I hear people say, "if I could go back to" a certain point in their lives, and relive it, of course, properly this time. How could they - it's just not possible to shortcut the system.

It's like the many parents who stick their kids in walkers - once the walker is taken away, the kid still has to learn to walk. In fact, in my experience, it takes kids longer to learn walking if they've used the walker. Falling down is NECESSARY. Failure can teach you, IF YOU LET IT.