There are some things we hear about all of our lives. We learn about them in school, study them in our history books, imagine them on television. But the reality of seeing such things is rare and unique and invaluable.
I had such an experience today. Something I have heard about all of my life. I studied about it in school, learned about it in history books and novels, and watched many a movie in which it was featured. Today was not a history lesson, a story, or a movie; it was reality that I encountered.
I suppose the experience was surreal. Yet it was beautiful and magnificent and truly a chance of a lifetime. The sight was one of aged beauty of overcoming significant tragedy.
A few years from now this opportunity will definitely be obsolete. Time with result in extinction. Life, therefore, demanded that I soak up this opportunity.
And so I did.
It’s not every day that you encounter something that once seemed mythical. Not so mythical though, once it has a face.