From Alyssa Rosenberg:

Once you’re a grown-up, life doesn’t just hand you opportunities to discover that you have capabilities greater than you knew. If you don’t seek them out, you can peak knowing that you’re capable of holding down a job, paying your rent, getting along with your adult families, with additional jolts only coming along when you become a parent, lose a parent, or face death yourself. The things you discover when you travel are smaller, individually, than those large revelations, but I think they’re worth learning….

[To the tune of Charlotte Martin, “Up All Night,” from the album On Your Shore (a 3-star song, imo).]