I have a cousin who lives in California. I love knowing that, should the opportunity arise, I could call her and ask if she is up for a visit. Unquestionably, she would throw open her door and her arms to receive me. I am always intrigued when I hear tidbits of her life; it is so very different than the path I have taken. It sounds immeasurably exciting and full of adventure. My cousin rides motorcycles, goes spelunking, and now, her passion is sailboat racing. She has weekends crowded with races and friends. Now, I am pretty sure, if you were to ask her, she would say there was nothing extraordinary about her interests and skills. She is not intentionally snubbing her nose at convention. Rather, she is mindful of the capricious nature of life and she is simply doing her part at living life large. How fortunate I am to have such a cousin who lives in California.