Today I spent 7 hours in a car with a woman who I met two days ago.
We talked about her life’s work, the places she’s been, the people she’s met.
I won’t go into detail because those are her stories to tell, not mine. But all I kept thinking (and saying) was, “Wow. You’ve lived an extraordinary life so far.” And all I could do was listen.
Wendell Berry said it and he said it best: “It’s not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.”
It’s not from ourselves that we learn to be brave and live brave.
Day 4, Year 2.