Do we know when we arrive? How can we be sure? Do we know when we arrive? How can we be sure? Maybe we can’t be sure. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” So many quotes I found talked about enjoying the journey, stopping and “smelling the roses”. They stress that the arrival doesn’t matter. Well, don’t tell a pregnant mother the arrival doesn’t matter.