I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.