• The stream of passing years is like a river with people being carried along in the current. Some are swept along, protesting, fighting all the way, trying to swim back up the stream, longing for the shores that they have passed, clutching at anything to retard their progress, frightened by the onward rush of the strong current and in danger of being overwhelmed by the waters. Others go with the current freely, trusting themselves to the buoyancy of the water.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder (1997). “Saving Graces: The Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder”, B & H Publishing Group