Some have asked if there is anything I would change in the life I've lived to this point. My answer to them is that there are a few minor details that perhaps could use a bit of polishing and a couple that would have been removed had I known, but that's about it. We become who we are based on our experiences along the road we choose. I am satisfied with my current self enough to say it has all been worth it, though I do regret having wronged those I have, but even that has led to this milepost.
Wondering and the drive to find answers lead to a life of searching for what lies vague in the mist. Things that beckon slightly beyond one's straining reach. The frustration in this is that for each thing brought into focus, ten more faint but inviting visions take its place. It is an unending and exponentially compounding struggle of which I relish every minute. It feeds me, this groping for things tantalizingly and continuously just beyond my grasp. One builds a mountain of experience in this way and vanishing little expertise.
I would welcome immortality for the sake of continuing the pursuit. Most, I know, would not. For me, the fascination is in the chase, not in the capture.
~J. Richard Jacobs