In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
He might have been encased in a thick glass bubble, so separate did he feel from his three dining companions. It was a sensation with which he was only too familiar, that of walking in a giant sphere of worry, enclosed by it, watching his own terrors roll by, obscuring the outside world.
The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.NOTE: Other translations exist, such as:Great trees grow from the smallest shoots;a terraced garden, from a pile of earth,and a journey of a thousand milesbegins by taking the initial step.http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html http://www.religiousworlds.com/taoism/ttcstan3.html