“What you all modeled I hope sets a new standard for how one can die, how one can get married, how one can celebrate birth, how one can be in community on a regular basis.”
Unfortunately, most people whose experiences I tried to learn from were very different from me in relevant ways. Like, they were backpackers. Or athletes. Or hiked it when they were nineteen. I’m a woman in my thirties who’s been avoiding sports since I got picked last for kickball in elementary school.