Sometime today (maybe by the time you read this post), I'll walk up to milepost 444 on the Natchez Trace and end my 444-mile trek from Natchez, Mississippi. I don't know how I'm going to feel, but I'm sure I'll be crying.
Posts from the ‘Personal Growth’ Category
Meriwether Lewis was far more human than the comic-book history hero depicted in the grade school textbooks.
Imagine his emotion having led his crew of 30-some tough men to drag and row their crafts upstream for over a thousand miles, only to be faced not with the gentle crest of a continental divide, but the vertical wall of the Rocky Mountains.
We humans do not like change. At all. I mean, think of the last time your routine was upended. Or, you were thrust into a different setting. Or, your go-to restaurant took your favorite dish off them menu. Or, your partner tried to touch you..........well, never mind.
My point is this: I pride myself on being flexible. Open-minded. Unaffected by variety. And, I'm an idiot to be proud of any of those things.