Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Mark Twain speaks to my friend Victoria




My friend Victoria just sold her house and gave away most of her unnecessary things.  (She said I can’t believe all the unneeded junk I have accumulated.)  She finished her job assignment and has no job now.  She gave her car to her kids and put her very good furniture and most important memorabilia in storage.  She is headed off to the Caribbean to sail with a friend for many months to harbors unknown.  She has no plans, just dreams of adventure.  She said her goodbyes last night but one more in an email this morning.  I replied with this:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain


I realized after I sent it that it applies to me and maybe many of you.  I need to be more willing to go forward to new challenges and take risks and have adventures.  Some of them will be around the wonderful game we love and some won’t.  I am not ready to cast off leaving all behind me like Victoria but surely there are more adventures closer to home.

1 Comment

PimoMay 27th, 2010 at 2:06 am

Adventure is life…go girl and see it all, may your bones be found on the side of a far distant road in a land that no one has ever traveled…..


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