4.07.2010

suddenly seventy

  
"after all we are not suddenly seventy - or rather our seventy is an accumulation of all the other ways we were, our five-year-old selves became our ten-year-old selves and so on and on and if we unpack our souls the whole album appears and every moment is a part of the following moment and we are all a continuum that includes all the ways we were that we have forgotten." anne roiphe, epilogue

i recently finished reading this book, and this passage has really resonated with me. so true, isn't it?

(that's me in the photo...circa 1986-ish)

7 comments:

alice's adventures said...

wow i think i had that exact same hair cut, in the exact same year

Bri said...

beautiful passage!

p.s. i have a little surprise for you over on my blog =)

Elizabeth said...

Sweet words. I love it when they stick with you like that. I've heard that all your moments are who you are at the end of your life. All we have to do is be in each one and that's who we'll become.

The Childlike empress said...

what a beautiful quote...
so true...

Mo said...

Yes, a beautiful quote and an adorable pic!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Luv it Stephanie!
goodness-gracious...you were slightly bigger than a car tire!!! CUTE*

heart charlie said...

What a beautiful passage, I love the photo you chose to post with it ;)