Warrior culture

the warrior culture I was trained in was a culture of being brave.

it was not a culture that gloried in killing, but in being brave.

on Sunday, there was a St. Patrick’s Day parade including a several drum and bagpipe corps.

they are a symbol of bravery in battle, of remaining calm in the midst of battle.

today, in playing Pickleball, I found my doubles partner seemed too exhausted to play, I remained cheery and encouraged her.

Later she smiled, thanked me and explained that she had a medical condition that prevents her from sleeping well, that she was doing her best and enjoying herself