Monday, August 30, 2004

Life's Big Changes

After catching the final episode of Fraiser on the telly tonight (yes, I know I'm behind, forgive me for being in school for five consecutive years with no television access), I had this insight about the big changes in life. To quote Frasier (whom quoted from Ulysses, written by Lord Alfred Tennyson),

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down,
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
... and though,
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are:
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

It is true what he also said in his departing speech, that "while it's tempting to play it safe, the more we're willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took." How true, that I have often regretted things not because I had done them, but what I did not do.

Well, I'm taking my chances here..

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