"it's a living book, this life;
it folds out in a million settings,
cast with a billion beautiful characters...
and so my hope is that your story will have involved
some leaving and some coming home,
some summer and some winter,
some roses blooming out like children in a play.
my hope is your story will be about changing,
about getting something beautiful born inside of you,
about learning to love about moving yourself around water,
around mountains, around friends,
about learning to love others more than we love ourselves.
we get one story, you and i, and one story alone.
it would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?"
- Donald Miller