Thursday, 1 November 2012

NoBloPoMo #1 What is My Favourite Quote

Nov 1st

Tell us your favourite quotation and why.

That should not be a problem. Only it is. I am sitting here, and I cannot for the life of me remember any of my favourite quotes. This is the problem with having a memory that resembles that of a gold fish.

I will just have to find a quote I like today, and ponder on it. But it will not be my favourite. Or maybe it is, and I just don't remember that it is.

Okay ... here goes. A good one for dealing with my journey.

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

Okay yes I know my tree is not a fruit bearing one, but it is a nice tree. I snapped this pic 2 days ago on our drive down. I was taken at the summit of Jackass Mountain in the Fraser Canyon. Shows even Jackasses have their nice spots.
Now where was I  ... oh yeah. Ummm. oh yeah. My quote. I am not going to get better quick. That much has been established by the Drs. I may never get back to "normal". Can't say I ever was truley noraml, but at least back to former functioning, and able to return to work. Slow progress is good though. Each day that I can do a bit more than the day before, is okay. Each day that I can get out of bed is okay. Rick Hansen did not learn to walk again in a week. Sidney Crosby did not return to hockey after post consussion sydrome (which I have), for a long time, but he did. Yes I have had it for almost twice as long now, but the fact that I have been through a lot in my life may play a part in the healing. Or maybe this is just what I have to deal with from now on. But I am still growing day by day. Like a tree. And like a tree, I just have to bend and sway as the wind blows -- I will not break in the storm, even just like the tree in my picture ... like I am alone on the cliff bank. Lots of trees around me, but they are all very different kinds. No one is there like me. I am here by myself, out on my cliff. Enjoying the scenery.
Now as I head off to the speech specialist, and 2 other Drs, here is bit of humour.


  1. What about "Rome was not built in a day."

  2. My aunt just posted this on facebook, which I thought was a good quote to go with this theme: "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."– Nido Qubein