We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.- Carl Sagan
Fill in the blank: Before I die I want to __________________.
This has proven more difficult to answer than I first thought. It’s not that I don’t think. I do, often too much. And it’s not that I don’t think I’m going to die. I know it is a certainty. I have forgotten how to want; or at the very least, I’ve forgotten how to commit to my wants. I worry that I’ll want something, and then someday maybe I won’t. I have to give myself permission to want, but more importantly, I have to accept that it’s okay to want and to not receive, at least sometimes. I have missed out on some truly wonderful things and people because of my fear. While I can’t change the past, I can guide the future. I need to find courage in my questions and I think the depth of my answers will naturally follow.