because who am I to judge, right?
Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
Where the race of men go by—
The men who are good and the men who are bad,
As good and as bad as I.
I would not sit in the scorner’s seat,
Or hurl the cynic’s ban;—
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.
Sam Walter Foss
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” ~ Lao Tzu
Sometimes people sneak up on you and stay longer than you expected them to stay. Sometimes they don’t stay as long as you’d like, but your life shows signs of them being there. This morning I’m thinking of M—. Not in a bad way and it’s definitely not as sad a thought as it could be. I still can’t believe our lives intersected but I can believe that I’m so lucky that they did.
So I guess my conclusion is that we should love the people we have while we have them, because they can leave us in the most unexpected of ways… much like the very unexpected ways that they entered our lives in the first place.
If you ever get the chance to visit New England, GO DURING THE FALL! It will be one of the most gratifying things you do even if you’re not totally into nature. You get to see the magnificence of nature without having to go on a nature hike; although, fall hikes are my favourite because I don’t get as sweaty! Plan that trip and if you forget everything else, make sure you have your camera!