03 May 2009

Monday's Musing

"I am a part of all that I have met." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

This fascinates me on so many levels, and is so true. The bad that has been part of my life, as well as the good, has shaped me in ways that have led me to where I am now. And I'm not sure, were I able to change anything, if I would care to. What do you all think? Would you change your past if you could?

Have a wonderful week, everyone!



Blogger Chicken Mama said...

I love that quote. It is like the sound, OM. It contains everything in the world, both good and bad.

If I could change anything it would be the ability for self forgiveness. My own internal voices beat me up far more than anyone else living or dead. I would never go back because my past has created who and where I am today.

8:16 AM  
Blogger del said...

Maybe there's a boyfriend or two that I'd avoid, lol. Other than that, I agree that all of our experiences make us exactly who we are.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Kathleen C. said...

I would have been a little kinder sometimes. But that's about it.
I don't love the pain, but it did make me who I am now and bring me to where I am now. And I wouldn't change (much) of that.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

That is such a difficult question. Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" runs through my head almost daily. I love where I am now, but I also see so clearly the places I could have gone, had I chosen to do so. Every choice necessarily forecloses so many other options.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

I've thought about that recently myself and I have to agree with you. I'll keep the bad experiences (but I do agree with Kathleen about being kinder along the way). The bad things that happened to me, plus the bad choices I made, all are part of the woman I have become. It took all the negatives, along with the good, to gain the insight to be who I am today. And, hopefully, I'm still learning and improving.

8:27 PM  

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