I stand here at last on the threshold. I see you there...not too far in the distance behind me. I look back and see the effort involved. I always try for content, whether provocative, informative or amusing, as do you. Emptiness offers nothing but another number and so is avoided. I look around and see others making headway much as I have although perhaps not with the same vigor but moving forward nonetheless.
Why? What's the reward?
Pages. Early on, pages came more easily because I didn't understand the options. Now I have set the bar as high as I can and it's PAGES that give the most satisfaction. I have learned that it is important to reward others as I, myself, seek reward. Laughter is also good. Sometimes, it's the show of respect. Other times, it's simply a shared sense of absurdity.
The result is an inexorable upward crawl but I see others ahead and though this threshold means I will never overtake them, I can only join them but so will I never be overtaken but will also be joined.
This time is just to allow me to take a moment to reflect. A bit of introspection. It is its own reward and it can stand alone if it must but will certainly welcome any reaction. But reaction isn't necessary. Pages don't matter right now.
Come on Qubes. Step lively and close it up. It won't take long if you try.