I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you can see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
Growth only comes from adversity and from challenge—from stepping away from what’s comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown.
The purpose of life, after all, is to love it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
I wish we weren’t (meant for the edge, that is) but I think we are. I think Vonnegut and Saunders and Eleanor Roosevelt all got it right. And so on wobbly legs, untethered and a little afraid, I make my way forward from one precipice to the next.