Experience

“To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.” the cynic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) once wrote. O.K., usually we can analyze our mistakes only some days after, but not swimming in the water behind a large ship. Usually I’m sitting dry in my armchair with a paper blank and a pencil in my hands.
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photo by frizztext; ship: BBC ANGLIA, leaving Vlissingen (Netherlands) late in the evening – 21:08

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7 responses to “Experience

  1. Sheesh, imagine seeing the stern lights disappearing ass you thrash around in the water. Bitter! :)

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  2. Yep, I would rather be on it than in the ocean!

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  3. Anonymous

    Ditto to the above :-)

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  4. I’m not a swimmer, so I would rather be out of the water. As for experience – how does the saying go?…”I wish I knew then what I know now”.

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  5. I tend to keep my feet on dry land, too (I tend to sink better than I float).
    My eyes are another story, though – another beautiful image, F.T.!

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  6. Experience is life’s best teacher but not always life’s best companion, even in retrospect! Sometimes a lot more light is shed on those experiences that just from a steamer ship’s aft beam.

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