|Playing around with a petrified rock|
As a little boy, I would tirelessly browse through old maps and books, and one particular favorite was this book about the great wonders. It has cartoon pictures of the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest and other intriguing sights. I was sure that I would never see them or visit them in my life – and was just contented with my own little world of imaginings.
Luck and opportunity do present itself as miracles – and after decades of working my butt off, I guess it was time to revisit those childhood ‘impossible wishes’ and make them come true. I mean it was not like climbing Everest where failing could mean the ultimate price, but more like closing a childhood curiosity. Like an itch, it simply needed some scratching!