Quotable #34: Rumination


“I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.”

— A graffiti found at a ladies’ washroom in Ninth Circle Restaurant, 139 West 10th Street, New York, cited in Edwin Fenton, The Humanities in Three Cities, 1967


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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16 Responses to Quotable #34: Rumination

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  2. Josephwrites says:

    Yearning to be young again.


  3. This is so interesting!

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  4. emmitsomo says:

    Well… I am mostly a zero, a five, or a six, when I press “like”. That is weird, isn’t it? So I know, what I probably am, only I don’t know ever what I am at the very moment. The next moment always is another number…

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  5. anne leueen says:

    This made me smile. I can recognize that feeling but I do not want to go back in time to be that age again.

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  6. B. says:

    I am glad not to be what i was… but… i would also like to retrieve some things i lost on my way..

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  7. David says:

    Seems to be a sad sentiment reflecting an unfulfilled dream or goal. Kind of wishing for a redo.

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  8. ivor20 says:

    Not being a lady, I’d wash my hands of that one.

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  9. Presumably she’s in the washroom suffering from morning sickness then?

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  10. The wisdom of learning to enjoy the present!

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  11. Viola Bleu says:

    Hilarious but so poignant also … love it!

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    • Indeed.

      It depends on the perspective, I suppose. Personally, I’m happy of what I am now. Though I can imagine that many will agree with this grafitti.

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      • Viola Bleu says:

        Indeed. Having been through an 11-week self esteem course, I’ve been sat in a room on occasion with people who were questionning so much about their lives. Too much to write about here in a reply to your post … but I like that your posts make me think, for longer than 3-4 seconds, y’know? I like that 🙂

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