My Brothers, circa 1997


“if i had life to live over again, i’d try to make more
mistakes next time. i would relax. i would limber up.
i’d be sillier than i have been on this trip. i know of
very few things i would take seriously.
i would be less hygenic. i would take more chances
i would take more trips.
i would climb more mountains, swim more rivers,
and watch more sunsets.
i would burn more gasoline and eat more ice cream and less beans.
i would have actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
you see i am one of those people who lives sensibly
and sanely hour after hour, day after day.

if i had my life to live over i’d go more places and do
things and travel lighter than i have.”

-Nadine Star, age 85