We don’t receive wisdom;
we must discover it for ourselves after a journey
that no one can take for us, or spare us.
(No guides. No itinerary. No reservations. And where the path will lead, we cannot know beforehand; nor are there any guarantees about reaching the destination.)
((In the course of seeking experiential wisdom, I messed up with this post, accidentally putting it on sister blog A View From the Woods. So the comments got lost in cyberspace, but before they vanished I got this copy —they may look a little odd, but here they are:
. Christine says:
So very true! An excellent sentiment…
As expected from Proust —whose own “journey” was more or less confined to the four walls of his cork-lined room–but nonetheless brought him through to a lot of hard-earned wisdom.Journeys are made in many ways —for instance, taking masses of photographs. Eh? Onward, Christine! (And thanks for the comment.)
Julia says: Beautiful picture. I do hope I can follow that path without knowing where it is going.
Ah, that’s the essence of it, Julia—
And the adventure!
Another gem about wisdom: If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek, five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, and how and when and where. ~~ Unattributed
Not any more. It’s now attributed to you, Pauline — the communicator of wisdom. So far as I’m concerned, it’s your accustomed role.
Any further comments should appear where they belong, below this!!!! ))