It’s a privilege to talk to those who live a long meaningful life. I spent last weekend at a skating friend’s parents’ home. Although our conversations didn’t really touch on any serious or personal subjects, their easy and confident manner exudes wisdom. I saw this too in my team owner when we went on a road trip from Fort Lauderdale to Cape Coral. The turn of events that brought him where he is today and the obstacles that he overcame. Wisdom is so very different from cleverness or quick wits which I see everyday from my peers. It is a quiet and steady intelligence people earned after years of navigating the ups and downs of life. They continue to engage and evolve with the ever changing society. They genuinely care about the people around them. They show me through action that growing old is a badge of honour. They give me hope that one day I may join their ranks.
My mind is preoccupied with accepting a new reality that my most recent injury has essentially shattered all my athletic goals for this season. I need to re-evaluate my priorities and I long for the guidance of people who made it through much harder situations. I have no doubt that things will be okay but I just need to figure out how to bridge that mental gap between saying and believing.