Seth, what a wonderful way to encapsulate human responses to fear which of course lurks around us each day. In my own life, fear of Huntington’s Disease and its devastations to oneself and those loved around you ignited strong workaholic tendencies at a young age. I distinctly recall saying to myself @ age 12… “I’m going to live at least two lifetimes by fifty!” And. I have. But, the *achievement* part of the equation came with greater personal pain to me and those around me. Fear was the driver. The hot plutonium in the reactor. Fuel for ferocious living. The movie Blade Runner has that poignant line at the end where the non-human is meeting his digital genetic fate and says “The flame that burns twice as bright lasts half as long. Time to die.” We will all pass away from Terra Firma. No one knows exactly when or how. My genes ended up not having the chromosomal marker for a debilitating illness. So the new normal for a decade has been to learn to live without that Sword of Damocles hanging by a thread. What we do know is that the *Planet Maker* left us instructive words when penned in the New Testament. “God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind.” Thanks for sharing so faithfully from your heart Seth. I notice. Often. Love you.