In two days, the twins will be 17. Where has the time gone? Sometimes it feels like No time has passed since I was 17. I can close my eyes right now and imagine with HD clarity, me sitting on the couch with David Kennedy at my 17th birthday party.
On that day, I was so sure of my life path. I was going to change the world. Achieving greatness was my destiny. Funny creatures, we humans. I am not where I thought I'd be. I'm not doing anything I thought I'd be doing.
I look at my life and I see so many mistakes and so many lessons learned. I see joy and love and hidden gems not yet revealed. I have read thousands of books and written tens of thousands of words. I have wiped away an ocean of tears and laughed until I couldn't breathe.
As the twins turn 17, I fervently hope that they make great strides to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves and still embrace whatever life throws at them unexpectedly.
Sometimes the unexpected moments are the best ones.