June 23, 2004
The greatest thing about life is probably not the degree or heroism involved, nor is it about the grandness of the scale. It is all about chances -- the ones that you missed and the ones that you took. It is not the eyes of others that the judgement regarding the chances would be made. It will be made in your own eyes, by your own values and by the rule book of honesty. It could be a single word, a fading gesture, or even an inconsequential break from tradition. Water it might not be, but it might just be the hope of finding it, in the distance, that would keep the weary traveller alive for just another crucial desert mile. Did you take yours?