my life continues to astonish and amaze me. just when i think i've gotten into a rhythm and established my "sea-legs" something new comes along and shakes my very foundation. oddly enough, it is usually bittersweet--the good is definitely mixed in with the bad. but each time one of these events occurs that causes me to ponder a little deeper and appreciate the sweet fragility of my existence, my daily experiences, my assumptions and my affirmations, i end up a little breathless, a little scared, a little flummoxed, a little exhilarated and ultimately wiser and grateful for each new day. what do i exist for except to evolve?