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Can you sum up your life in a sentence?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (33047points) July 3rd, 2012

“What a strange ride this has been,” would have to be the sentence I would use to sum up my life.

What would you say about yours?

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janbb's avatar

Almost the same thought: “What a long, strange trip it’s been” to quote the Dead!

marinelife's avatar

On the whole, I am happy.

mowens's avatar

65 years. That went by in a blink. – Meet Joe Black

Sunny2's avatar

It’s been more exciting than I ever imagined!

SomeoneElse's avatar

It’s been like doing Cats’ Cradle without rules and too short a string.

tom_g's avatar

It’s been 14,900 days of poor decisions, a feeling that I am waiting for something, and a perpetual acting delusion that I am permanent.

mazingerz88's avatar

I’m just passing through on my way to total oblivion.

SuperMouse's avatar

Turns it’s all about love.

Blu's avatar

Flickering moments of happiness in a sea of regret.

Paul's avatar

Short but sweet, has a while to go yet.

Blondesjon's avatar

Mr. Toad has nothing on my wild ride.

bookish1's avatar

Life is like a box of chocolates, and I brought extra insulin!

wallabies's avatar

Giggity giggity. ~

YARNLADY's avatar

Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules. ©Ashleigh Brilliant

deni's avatar

i love it

mowens's avatar

@YARNLADY Don’t call trying to ask what the objects of the game are, figuring those out are the object of the game. -The Game

YARNLADY's avatar

To be sure of hitting your target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target. ©Ashleigh Brilliant

mowens's avatar

If we don’t change directions soon, we will get to where we are going.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

“I wasted time and now doth time waste me….” (Shakespeare) He pretty much wraps it up for me!

bea2345's avatar

It is only when you have reached you know why you’re where you are.

tinyfaery's avatar

It is still happening.

Coloma's avatar

For 99 years in the woods shes been and she still goes down to the old goose pen

bkcunningham's avatar

Aint no Grave Going to Hold My Body Down

Sing it Johnny

flutherother's avatar

A series of unexpected adventures.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

What I assumed was mediocrity has been good fortune.

downtide's avatar

Trying to cram in as much fun as possible between the moments of birth and death.

Earthgirl's avatar

This is not so much summing up my life as my life philosophy, and I cannot say it better than Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom”

bkcunningham I love that song. Check this version out, it’s by a band called Crooked Still.

bkcunningham's avatar

@Earthgirl, I love her voice and the upbeat tempo. I have heard a recording of an old mountain preacher singing that song at a funeral in a very similar fashion. It will give you goosebumps. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed that very much. Thank you.

Berserker's avatar

A blinded hawk can still kick your ass.

Earthgirl's avatar

@bkcunningham Your welcome. I have seen Crooked Still several times in small venues. They’re great and Aiofe O’Donovan has an angelic voice similar to Alison Krauss. I still miss the cellist that you hear on that recording, Rashad Eggleston. He’s insane and crazy and billiant!!! but sadly, no longer with the band

Haleth's avatar

IF I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson

ETpro's avatar

“I came, I saw, I con…”

I’m still working on the last part.

@Earthgirl & @bkcunningham Here’s the original spiritual version of “There Ain’t no Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down” by Claude Ely circa 1946.

judochop's avatar

Don’t feed the Raccoon’s.

bewailknot's avatar

I’m still trying to figure it out

gondwanalon's avatar

Always a struggler and fighter with bold determination and blind defiance while trying to do good not harm.

augustlan's avatar

Despite the rocky moments, it is lovely.

Aethelwine's avatar

Simply happy.

ucme's avatar

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

harple's avatar

A beautiful, challenging and very worthwhile adventure.

bkcunningham's avatar

Thank you @ETpro. Brother Ely could get down. Nice toe tapping music to wakeup to.

mattbrowne's avatar

An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.—David Attenborough

serenityNOW's avatar

@janbb – “I’m going to hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride…!”, or, “Nothing left to do, but smile, smile, smile…”

snapdragon24's avatar

hmmm….I guess….‘Whats next?’

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