Its message resonated with me. Or perhaps I was just drawn to the colored bricks of the nearby wall.
"It isn't where you come from, it's where you go to."
[Clearly lifted from Ella Fitzgerald's quote: "It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts."]
But what if you're not really going anywhere?
I'll be turning another year older at the end of this month.
I feel mired by my jobs and the redundancy of life.
If the past is in the past, what happens if the future doesn't look so bright?
What if where you're going isn't what you want? You can only change so much about your life. Many times circumstances choose for us.
The quote doesn't address that part.
What does it matter anyway, Dean?
In time, the saying will be painted over--no mark left--as if never being there at all.