One of the greatest pleasures in life, Bagehot told me, is doing what people say
YA CAN'T. IMPOSSIBLE. STOP. DON'T EVEN TRY.
I love to prove them wrong.
The struggle. The moment of breath-held, the free fall of uncertainty.
Then the victory.
It emerges, crawling, sprawling, engulfs.
Stars. LIght. Victory lap. Roll in. Fighter. Mission accomplished. Touchdown dance.
And I dance. I sing. I run the loop. I watch the scoreboard.
And then we all join in.
Smiles and high-fives and fist bumps and hugs and the connection that we will never lose, the unity, the never-ending, never-ending unity.
Those lasting, sweetened, blaring notes.
And we have been here.
And we go on.
And we do what we thought we could never do.
What I love most is to prove to myself that I can.