"When one comes to think hard upon it, life is no more than a balancing act for most of us, is it? From the very first steps we ever take as infants as we toddle and waddle from parent to parents' outstretched arms, there will always remain some uncertainty of the outcome as we stumble and trip along the way.
Whether it be taking examinations at school, going to work on our first day of a new job, venturing to take liberties with the very first love of our life, having our first argument with our newly-married spouse, needing to chastise our children, being sorely tempted by the endearing affections of another man or woman who seems to understand us better than our marriage partner does, coming to terms with the loss and bereavement of a loved one or reconciling oneself to one's own demise; all of these experiences can be filled with such uncertainty. Until or unless they occur, none of us know how we shall match up to the expectations of self and others; whether we will be able to walk around them or trip up and fall.
In the final analysis, the only certainty to be found in this life is the very uncertainty of life itself. So live it to the full as wholesomely as possible for what it is worth, for it comes around, but once!" William Forde: May 2nd, 2015.