Steve Barnes' World of Happiness

Mike Rostron on the continuing road.

My penchant for quiet online reflection was sated by an Internet neighbour this morning. My impression of people who have lived a while longer than me may have been too bland growing up, because I still notice how unusual it feels to take note of qualities I don't imagine time should or would affect in a person, such as enthusiasm, wonder, interest in learning, or eagerness to begin some project or creation.

(Also, a poetic defense of Prince Derek's "what else is there?".)