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