In Defense of Taking Things for Granted

To live well, you have to let much of life recede into the background.

Ever since he retired from a desk job 15 years ago, my father has transformed himself into a world traveler and unabashed seeker of new experiences. He has eaten hand-pulled noodles in Guangzhou, gone scuba diving in Bali, connected with distant relatives in the Swiss Alps. Partly, it’s just a fun retirement project, but it also stems from an honest recognition of the fragility of life and a conscious decision not to take things for granted.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:57pm