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STOIC POETRY | My daughter's weekend adventure

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

September 9, 2019

Dear Eric,

My daughter had a fine adventure this past weekend. There was excitement, and fun, and a bit of danger. I could tell from her voice and eyes that she'd had a real adventure. I suggested to her that she'd remember the experience all the days of her life. And I'm sure she will. Her adventure was a milestone among days. A moment to mark in her mind and reflect upon from time-to-time to the end of her life. Her adventure was also an event in the continued molding of her emerging adult character.

The thing is to sometimes feel alive Adventure does that to us So, go And feel alive And remember what you felt then

It's good to feel alive sometimes. Life is often tough and may seem a drudge. Though if we allow ourselves at times to break free and ramble, to duck our heads under the velvet rope and go where we perhaps shouldn't, to say and do things others might not approve of, or which might earn us sour glances; then we can add some seeming joyful value of living to the challenging story of our lives; brighten the pages with interest and insert colorful, descriptive adjectives where our tale might otherwise lack luster. It's a good thing to adventure sometimes, especially when we are young, when we are becoming ourselves, and when practice can easily become habit.



My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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