For Pondering:

“As we get older, there are changes. You start out walking on level ground, but there’s an incline in life that gets steeper. You discover that you start needing handholds to climb up. When people come sliding down past me, I try to reach out and show them where a handhold is. I can help place their feet on the footholds. I can’t look at it as a decline. If you’re constantly declining, you’re thinking only of disability. But I’m not going to think of that. I’m looking forward to the view at the top.” ~ Graham Kerr, “The Galloping Gourmet” (as told to Julia Duin)