Photo by Dayle
We Americans, with our terrific emphasis on youth, action and material success, certainly tend to belittle the afternoon of life and even pretend it never comes.
We push the clock back and try to prolong the morning, overreaching and overstraining ourselves in the unnatural effort.
We do not succeed, of course. We cannot compete with our sons and daughters. And what a struggle it is to race with these overactive and under-wise adults!
In our breathless attempts we often miss the flowering that waits for afternoon.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Gift from the Sea (Published, 1955)