Slow quote: How many people’s bus do you ride?

January 24, 2010

If you haven’t discovered Late Bloomer Bride, yet, you are in for a ride! It is full of life’s wisdom. The blogger has a most cherished wit that routinely lands me on the floor ~ rolling.

I was a late bloomer in every way possible, except for the bride part (I got married at 25). Her quote of the week will give you a taste of her offerings. This particular quote’s message serves as a marvelous intersection between mid-life issues and the power of slow.

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  ~Oprah Winfrey

How many people’s bus do you ride? Are you in one or two? Do you show up for all your friends or for only a select few? Would you rather have a large circle or a few intimate people to accompany you on this journey?

I have a few bus-riding friends. The rest, I would guess, would enjoy the champagne and the limo ride, too. It’s the ones who stay after the party to help clean up that count as my closest buddies.

3 Responses to “Slow quote: How many people’s bus do you ride?”


  1. Bravo! Oprah really does know best sometimes, doesn’t she? Thanks for spreading the word. Personally, I feel lucky. I do believe most of my friends would ride the bus with me. (If they wouldn’t, then they aren’t really friends?)

  2. Willow Drinkwater Says:

    Best bus ride ever was with my family who survived a head on car crash when I was 12. We all piled into a Greyhound for Rochester from Buffalo, NY, safe, secure and together in the back of the bus.

  3. Willow Drinkwater Says:

    I agree, and the best bus ride I ever had was when I was 12 and Greyhound picked up my Dad, Mom (in a whiplash collar), my sister and I after a car accident between Rochester and Buffalo in a driving snowstorm. We were all secure and snug and safe together. Then there was that SIDEWAYS trip!


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