Having my second child was like coming to shore in Brazil. The shore provided yet again an excitement and wonder. It offered a relationship to the ocean. They play together. They dance together. They wrestle and fight. I am in awe over this relationship. The shore offers a place to build a fire. It offers reprieve from the demands of the ocean. New creatures show their presence here. I am in love with the shore, just as I am with the ocean. I have become a bit more exhausted. I am a bit more desensitized. Therefore, I am not experiencing the same "high" though it's height is equally distanced, and the ocean and shore together are more powerful.
Now along comes my third adventure, my third discovery. I step inside the jungle and find such a vast amount of life I never could imagine existed. This is Calvin. There are things I hear that frighten me. I see poisonous creatures and am not sure what is safe. It presents more fear than I have felt thus far. However, there is excitement and wonder and beauty here. There is an abundance of love for what lies in the jungle. It is flavorful, healthy, peaceful. The ocean, shore, and jungle are meant to be together. They give each other life and I love to be a part of this new land.
When I mention wanting more, how couldn't I when thinking about it this way. Discoveries conditioned me to want more. However, I like it here so maybe I'll stay and settle down.