Search This Blog

Subscribe By Email

Get Blog Posts Sent by Email

About This Blog

How to Comment on Blog Posts

The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stakes

I was reminded of this relevant quotation by a very wise elder:

Son, don't pound your stakes in so deep that you can't pull them up again. You just might need to move them one day.

4 comments:

  1. Wise, but having pulled my stakes many, many times, driving them deep seems pretty attractive.

    (and, yes, I realize this quotation can be taken many ways.)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ah yes WW, I know YOU appreciate a good metaphor whose layers of meaning can indeed go as deep as a good stake.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmm. I've always said that life can change on a dime, and it's the people that are flexible that can adapt successfully.

    Having pulled our stakes many times, I can say that the experience is definitely broadening and enriching. And, when and if you do circle back around, it's easier to put the stakes in again because the holes are still there.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Agreed. It gets easier every time, and we take a bit of each place with as we move. I'm a better person (I hope) because of the people I've known in the places I've lived.

    That said, there's a different kind of wisdom in knowing a place intimately for an entire life. A rolling stone may gather no moss, but moss makes the stone much more comfortable to sit on and enjoy a sunset.

    ReplyDelete