or Encountering another major change along life’s path.
There is a phrase commonly used today that starts, “We enter life kicking and screaming…”. To my surprise I found that this phrase has many different prefaces and closures. My minor research effort revealed that it is a very old saying that has been used for centuries. For example, Shakespeare quoted it in his Richard I play, linking it to mankind’s unfortunate tendency towards conflict and violence.
Be that as it may, the form I learned bears a different life lesson or truism. To quote: “We enter this world kicking and screaming, and tend to react to any subsequent major changes in the same way!” As with most such sayings or proverbs, there is a modicum of truth that rings true and catches our attention. So it was that this saying kept returning to my consciousness as I worked my way through my personal life-changing events of January 2012. Continue reading