Sunday, November 7, 2010
Spirit of Adventure
She looked up at me, a bit out of breath, and said simply, "I don't think I can handle this, Adele." Since when has she called me Adele? Not the typical sentiment for the little girl who us usually found chanting, "I lead the way," but I understood it-- it was a long hike (even for my much longer adult legs), and she had been doing her best to keep up. Quite the trooper, and for the record, she did finish the hike, breaking into a run at the end to make it to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It's amazing what such a resilient spirit can handle.
"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery