At least that’s what I was writing when I glanced up at the television and saw breaking news that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash. I forgot all about my life-and-dishes analogy and, like most of America, mourned a celebrity athlete that I never knew. Because he was young. Because his daughter was with him. Because, I guessed, he had more life to live and his story seemed unfinished.
/noun : transformative change
“Our world is hungry for genuinely changed people. Leo Tolstoy observes, ‘Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.’ Let us be among those who believe that the inner transformation of our lives is a goal worthy of our best effort.” R. Foster, Celebration of Discipline.