"Whatever you’re giving away in age you’re gaining in wisdom…
“You don’t need to be 25 years old to have your greatest performance,” says seven-time mountain bike world champion Rebecca Rusch, who, at age 47, was part of the third party ever to summit Mount Kilimanjaro via bike. “I’m still improving and having some of the best days of my career. I may not be as strong or have the same VO2 max as when I was younger, but wisdom is the great equalizer. I’m smarter about things like nutrition and race tactics, and I have a special self-knowledge that only results from years of experience.”
"A no regrets fling with a young man, with a much younger man . . . wasn't that the kind of thing that older women who were about to marry even older men did?
-John Irving, A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR protagonist author Ruth Cole
“What had changed about the red-light district, since Ruth’s previous visit to Amsterdam, was that so many of the prostitutes were not white . . . almost all the women were Asian—probably Thais . . . Indeed, they were Thais, Maarten told her. He also told her that some of them had been formerly men, they’d allegedly had their sex-change operations in Cambodia.”
—Mr. John Irving, A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR
Pay attention only to those things that genuinely matter to you, as opposed to the things that other people say should matter to you. You cannot change the world, nor should you want to, but you can change yourself for the better.
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
This morning when I rose, yeah
I Felt like running (felt like running) . . ."
Sept 1, 2018, Waxing Gibbous moon, the illuminated area is increasing. Perfect time for new projects because the moon is “growing & abundant”...
"you can't get what you want ('til you know what you want)..." -Joe Jackson
The Stevenson Alley "Songstress", Tenderloin, San Francisco
"But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need..." -Joe Jackson