The drive to conquer…
To always be besting the previous marks…
It begins as a little lad bravely jumping the narrowed-width of a mud puddle with a friend.
You both do it several times.
There is bragging and backslapping going on until you realize that neither of you are winners….
You were both successful.
Even at five… That will not do.
One of you dares the other to try to jump the mud-puddle from the long side.
It’s not dangerous- at least not in the death-defying way. The puddle might be as much as an-inch-and-a-half-deep.
There is a pre existing danger, however. You are both in your good school shoes.
You know how the rest of the story goes.
Even at sixty-years-old… little boys have the drive to conquer… To always be besting their previously high marks.
I think that is one the true aspects of a life-worth-living. Without having a mountain to climb, and ocean to cross, or a score to best… life is truly kinda dull?
Written for The Daily Post. Chuckle. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows: (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.