Thanks, Susan. Yes, with each passing day, year, decade, I become even more keenly aware of how much of this I owe to my higher power, and the spirits who carry me, and watch out for me — I know how capable I am of tearing it all down, left to my own devices. All I can take credit for is having learned the wisdom of letting Grace into my life, whenever I can, and letting it sustain me. I’m still the same knucklehead I always was, just a little wiser and willing to go with the cosmic flow of things.
Thanks, Lakshmi, and Bonnie, thanks for those words — I do still tend to beat myself up more than I should, for, really, simply being human. Fortunately, I don’t stay there too long, because you can’t have very much fun when you’re down on yourself, and I like to have fun! Life was made to be enjoyed, and I do my best to make the most of what is in front of me.