Life is Too Short to Buy Green Bananas


I write so my children and their children can pass on the silent messages of my life. If others choose to read it; it’s icing on the cake.

Sometimes I see reflections of times gone by and I write them down so I will never forget, because now I lose images and thoughts every single day.

Some days you meet someone who reminds you of a younger self and feel the need to document her inner and outer beauty.

The imaginary and real world collide every single day and immerse into one when you are not looking. Steer straight into reality before you miss it and get lost in false thoughts.

People will always have their own opinions- form your own.

Some people are just a-head of their time and live moment by moment and I admire them.

There is an inner child in everyone-  keep it safe in your pockets!

When we were young,  we wanted to be someone else sometimes, but parents guarded our reflections making sure we lived our childhood slowly. It’s better to be ourselves.

No matter what gossip lurks in the streets stand tall, be proud and live.

There are no second chances in life!  Celebrate life!

There are two sides to everyone and every story. Pick the one that is best for you and stand by it.

Remember you have always stood on your own two feet and if you falter; just get the heck back up!

Re-invent love again and celebrate it daily with others!

Be joyous and have no regrets as life is too short to buy green bananas !

Quote by: Ernest Walls

All photos and words by Linda Seccaspina

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

Photos from the PuppetsUp! annual festival in Almonte , Ontario.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

6 responses »

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this and the accompanying pictures. Your title reminds me when we went out to dinner in May for my birthday and the waiter asked how old I was? The poor guy’s face turned red as a beet when I replied, “I’m so damn old I don’t even buy green bananas anymore.” 🙂


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