Saturday, March 26, 2011

Joyriding

Bronch-stinkin-itis. That's what I've been diagnosed with. I like to imagine that the antibiotics are miniature knights in armor, battling it out with the sickness to make me healthy. My little heroes! I've been looking at these incredible pictures of roads. For some reason, I just can't stop looking at them and thinking about how they apply to life. Where my thoughts meet words, though, the road conditions are these. I'm not a world traveller, I'm not even someone you feel comfortable having behind the wheel, but I've been on these roads. We all have. So until my little knights in armor announce their victory over bronch-stinkin-itis... come on a drive with me. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Confucius " It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." -Seneca “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” “We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” -C.S. Lewis
" The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

but I have promises to keep

and miles to go before I sleep,

and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost
“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." -Chinese Proverb “The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.” -Joss Whedon " Earth is crammed with Heaven." -Elizabeth Barrett Browning “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.” -Buddha quotes "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -Lewis Carroll
"You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it." -French Proverb

"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him." -Aldous Huxley

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

6 comments:

Emily said...

Love the quotes!! Feel better!

Ryan said...

Wow Gee-had! Great thoughts. Even one by Joss Whedon aye?

Nisa said...

I love your roads! And your quotes! Something about a picture of a road just makes me want to explore. Maybe that's why I am a world traveler. (Not that anyone would trust me behind the wheel either!)

Thanks for sharing this lovely post! I hope you feel better soon. My husband's been battling the same thing all week. I must say it's been nice to have him home though.

Amie said...

Joss Whedon. Anybody behind the genius that is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series can be quoted on this blog. :)

Melissa C said...

I love all the quotes and the road pictures. They are great for the ex auto engineer turned runner/triathlete. Some of them look super fun to drive in a sports car, some look like they would be awesome to run or bike on, and then some look MISERABLE to run or bike on. Sort of like life, take the good with the bad. Get better soon.

*Kelly Dawn* said...

Wow! Cool pictures. I'm so sorry your sick, but I'm sure glad you found the time to share those quotes and pictures with me:)