Today I’m at the meaningful age of 42. I’m officially not young any more. Looking back, I was a kid being pulled by a fire inside trying my best with my limited abilities and somehow ended up having a fun, lucky and very fortunate life…

> > I want to dance with this fire Because it's all that I know As the spotlight turns towards me I just try my best to show > > > > We are lost We are freaks We are crippled We are weak We are the heirs To all the world > >

Looking forward, I want to build a new fire and show my kids and help them build theirs.

> > Let's go > > > > Build a fire > > > > Down on the empty beach where the waves are crashing high > > > > White heat, purify as the sparks fly up into the great black sky > > > > Sacrifice these crutches to the crackling flame > > > > Stand as silhouettes against the dawn > > > > It's far too late to try to sleep now > > > > It seems I'm never tired anymore > >

This old song from my youth always seemed so relevant to me. It inspired me then and still seems to.