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September 25, 2013
A little discovery I made this week. No, just an observation. That as a person's skin becomes lined, wrinkled and rough, their insides soften. Emotions quiet and settle into a smooth lake. A youngster's skin seems like the most remarkable substance; it feels like velvet, has the strength to protect. Yet inside a youth are jostling emotions and life drama and lessons that hurt. We keep going, and growing and learning. Taking our knocks, developing thicker skin, then lined skin; all the while adjusting, coping, succeeding, mastering, letting go of ego, prioritizing, living in the moment. It's a beautiful cycle.