Not at all. You had an impression and I took it the way it was offered- in good faith and asking me to be mindful. Nothing to be sorry about. The topics I write about all have offshoots, most of which deserve their own articles. If I tried to put in all in one place it would be a tome indeed. I think it’s great when someone takes the time to fire me a thought, which I’m very happy to entertain as long as someone doesn’t try to boil me in verbal Crisco for the crime of having a different opinion or experience.

By the way, just for a chuckle, I had a very similar experience. Some weeks ago, I was out running stairs, and met a young woman named Maisha. She and I were discussing her mother, who at 50 was also out there running. Maisha told me her mother had just had rotator cuff surgery, which I’d had as well. I began to launch into a laundry list of advice until Maisha informed me that her mother was back doing handstands.

Um, thanks, but Maisha’s mother doesn’t need anything from me whatsoever. I had a wonderful laugh at myself about that. We don’t know until we ask. Which I should have before presuming to offer advice where it most certainly wasn’t necessary. She was very nice about it which I appreciated very much.

If anything I’d like some times from Maisha’s mom on how to do handstands, for that matter.

It’s our intent that matters. When it’s sincere, that’s the most important thing of all.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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