One of the gifts exchanged in our house yesterday was a beautifully presented coffee table book entitled Wisdom, by Andrew Zuckerman. The book captures the portraits and wise words of 50 of the world’s most prominent over-65-year-olds. Having browsed through Wisdom’s pages ever so briefly, I am looking forward to sitting down with a tall glass of ice tea and filling my mind with all the wisdom these dear old folk have shared. But it made me think, you don’t have to be over 65, or prominent to have a wise word worth sharing.
This post may be a little longer than most, but here is the beginning of my own ‘Wisedom’ collection – capturing the portraits and wise words of 50 of the world’s six of my household’s most prominent over 65-year-olds present under-81-year-olds. Enjoy.
Don’t grow up too soon. Enjoy your life. People want to get older, to grow up quicker, but then they get there and realise there is nothing there, so they should have stayed young and enjoyed it.
You have one mouth and two ears, so listen more than you talk.
Always be yourself, sweet and gentle.
L: “Dad, do you have a word of wisdom for me?”
S: “Well you’ll have to pay me for it.”
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Always listen to your mother.
Laura is white.