Yesterday I was so full of hope. My life seemed blessed, full of adventures and answered prayers, and now something very, very bad had happened and it will never be the same again. And it all happened because I was greedy. Because i couldn't have an ordinary life. Because I was so taken with the wonders of the world that I could not be content with anything less than the constant awareness of its miracles. And you cannot have that in your basic nine-to-three scholtime routine, even with the best of teachers. Even with books to read. Even with the sound of the ocean every night. You need more.
Polly Horvath. My One Hundred Adventures