Wisdom Has Callused Feet





The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali


If I could go back in time and look at my wedding through my divorced eyes what would I see? Would it be disappointment or a waist of time?
A bouquet of regrets held by a fool in white?


If I could go back to my childhood roots and see myself skipping through eyes with now slow shoes what would I see?  Would it be awkward steps that lead to the wrong road? A journey of ignorance or a blind traveler that still rushes to the unknown?

Truth is I just can't go back.  There are no time travelers and no magic rabbits in hats.
This life I have been living is a course that must be  hardily explored to advance.
For wisdom is a raw experience that requires exertion to truly understand.








When I look back over my life I realize that there is no way that I could know then what I know now.  Even if I could travel in time and give my self a million warnings, and believe me I needed a million of them, it just would not be the same.  I am who I am today because of all the troubles and the many blessings combined.   They have all played a part in molding me into the person I have become; a person full of compassion, hope, love, tolerance, a little bit of wisdom, with hands that know how to let go of regrets, and a few calluses to prove it. :-)







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  1. that raw experience...worth indeed...!

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  2. We are not fortune tellers. Life unfolds as it does. It's own way. Living it is easier than trying to control it.

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    1. Very true Shadow. Trying to control has always been a struggle for me.

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  3. Hi, Honey. It's been so long. Too long. I'm always glad to have traveled into your space and thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Brandee. It is always wonderful to see you here. :-)

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  4. So much this--the idea that the bumps are worth it & help you keep going.

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