I don’t quite know why I’m feeling wistful tonight.
Maybe it’s my impending fatherhood.* (*Not actual fatherhood. See previous post.) Maybe it’s finally being done with my doctorate and being scared about not knowing what happens next. Maybe it’s because this next chapter in my life is so full of… possibilities. And it’s exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time.
But I guess that’s what makes life, well, life: The notion that there’s a tremendous amount of potential in everyone. And it’s up to us to fully realize that potential and experience everything that life has to offer — the fun and the mess, the highs and the heartbreaks — everything.
I’m reminded of a Vega 4 song called “Life Is Beautiful.” The chorus goes:
Life is beautiful, but it’s complicated,
We barely make it.
We don’t need to understand,
There are miracles, miracles
I’m convinced that sometimes the best way to live life is to stop questioning the what and the why and to just take a leap into the unknown.
Here I go.