The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
Ah, mastery... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing.
I know I'm never going to probably see the Taj Mahal or, you know, climb Mt. Everest, but I can still maybe influence peoples' way of thinking by a story that I do, by something I learn about the world.
We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance. For me, pulling back because of fear has always made me feel worse.
J. J. Field