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Heading Out to Wonderful
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Coming to terms with life's compromises

Created: 06/25/12

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Posted Jun. 25, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
poornimaa

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Coming to terms with life's compromises

“When you’re young, and you head out to wonderful, everything is fresh and bright as a brand new penny, but before you get to wonderful you’re going to have to go through all right. And when you get to all right, stop and take a good long look, because that may be as far as you’re going to go."

This quote from the book just blew me away. I keep reading it over and over again. It can apply not just to Charlie's trip to Brownsurg but to all of us on life's journey. Really makes you able to deal with the compromises you have to make along the way. Did anybody love this quote as much as I did? :)


Posted Jun. 25, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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RE: Coming to terms with life's compromises

Hi Poornima - thanks for such a great quote. You're right, it's so simply expressed but very profound and is certainly worth stopping to contemplate.


Posted Jun. 26, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
terri

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RE: Coming to terms with life's compromises

So true. All was wonderful, as it should have been, when I was very young. On my way to Wonderful, I, too, have made many compromises and readjustments in life. Great quote.


Posted Jun. 27, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lorrainer

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RE: Coming to terms with life's compromises

Things are not always wonderful you are young. In this novel, how wonderful could the past have been if we never learned what Charlie was running from? In my opinion, Charlie compromised his life when he fell in love with something that he couldn't have. It really destroyed everything he had come to love. If anything he was unwilling to compromise and accept the fact that he couldn't have something.


Posted Jun. 30, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Coming to terms with life's compromises

In life many people remain in "All Right" on the way to "Wonderful." Rather reminds me of an old Peggy Lee song which laments the question: Is that all there is?


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