Is it ever too late to start a new project or change direction? I suppose the answer can be yes, there are some things that age and time sweep out of our reach. More often we use age or time as an excuse to not pursue our heart’s desire. It is too late, I am too old, I would never finish. But has anyone ever scolded the October rose for blooming? The fall frosts and winters rain will surely kill it before it can set its seed, but we love it all the more for its gentle, fragile beauty.