Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Away, Away



"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - jolted by every pebble in the road."
-Henry Ward Beecher


Spouse and I stepped this morning across some graffiti scrawled faintly onto the footpath in Cambridge. The statement was simple and blunt: 'GO AWAY.' At first, being a tourist to the area, I was inclined to take offence.
However, upon reflection and with hindsight, I choose to take it as a rather apt icon of my week thus far. I am away, thank you, and am enjoying it immensely. Everyone ought to Go Away. I highly recommend it.

5 comments:

julochka said...

very good twist on that phase. i too would like to go away for awhile...

Barb said...

What an absolutely wonderful way to interpret what was probably written in a very different context.

This just illustrates to wonderful way you look at life. b

polona said...

i feel like going away, too.
funny how words can be interpreted in different ways, and i love your take.

Jaime said...

Oh I love this!
What an optimist you are...and always so insightful.

Love it love it.

TheElementary said...

Julie, well I was sure you were going to come to Cambridge the other day, but you didn't show up... ;)

Barb, thank you kindly- I have no idea what was meant by the phrase, but can only guess. So I turned it into something else.

Polona, thank you! Almost everything, I think, can be interpreted in more than one way- that's why I love words.

Jaime, I try to be optimistic ;) I had a wonderful week- I had no reason to complain about anything and it felt so good.

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