The Power of Adversity

    We are born screaming for air. We die gasping for breath. And along this fine journey we are surprised by the many airs that are let out of our sails.     I know not why we are surprised when what we percieve as trouble comes calling at our door, for every step of our life is fraught with risk. As a child learning to walk, to a youth learning to ride a bycycle, to a young adult learning to drive a car, to a grown up trying to navigate a relationship, we experience challenge and change.