Finally the peaks and valleys of life are becoming less precipitous. The youthful vigor that fueled worldly passions has resigned itself quietly but willingly to the wiser, more mature direction that seems to come with the title Grandfather. The physical and emotional energy banks are maintaining a more consistent balance ~ there may not be as much in savings, but the account is less volatile, more static. Perhaps it's responding to the rhythm of purposeful living. Looking back, he thought he had it all. Seeing now, it was just a shadow of sweet things on the horizon... Another year. A good year.