Last weekend Wendy Ida emailed me that she was going to an event. It being a holiday, I was thinking it'd involve the beach. But no -- Ida was gearing up for a competition, and went on to win two first-place trophies. Ida's 60 years old.
We make choices we call practical without questioning what it is we wish to practice. We give away our "one wild and precious life," as Mary Oliver called it, for comfort, but do not ask what it is we feel we should be comforted for.