"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal
is going to waste a lot of time running around
shouting that he has been robbed.
The fact is that most putts don’t drop,
most beef is tough,
most children grow up to be just like people,
most successful marriages require a
high degree of mutual toleration,
and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.
Life is just like an old time rail journey ...
delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts,
interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.
The trick is to thank the Lord for letting
you have the ride."