I thought that book held a passage called: If I had my life to do over again. But as it turns out this passage was from a completely different source: Nadine Star. On one of those lovely happy coincidence moments, I stumbled across Nadine's passage last night.
I do highly recommend you read the Delany Sisters book but to hold you over with some good old fashioned advice here is the passage from Nadine Star.
It seems a good start to the holiday season!!
Wishing you more daisies in your life and autumn grass between your toes,
Written by Nadine Star: On her 93rd Birthday
When asked by a reporter what she would do differently if she had her life to live over again.
“If I had my life to live over, I would dare to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I’ve been this time. I would take fewer things seriously and I would take more chances. I’d take more trips. I’d climb more mountains and I’d swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.”
“ You see I am one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, but it I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else- just moments – one after another instead of living so many years ahead.”
‘I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and I would stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”