This may sound like the last thing I ever plan to write, and it should. I do not plan to go down in some horrible accident tomorrow; in fact, I have taken every precaution that I won't do precisely that. But I have come to terms in my life and I continue coming to terms with the fact that death is very real, and that fear of death can also inspire you to live. Death is the deadline that keeps even the most procrastinatory of us moving. And I'll keep living life as if every day were my last.
By this time tomorrow, I'll be safe and warm in Boston. And if I'm not, I'm sure the hotel will be quite nice and cozy. I will live another day, precisely because I acknowledge death as a reality. In motorcycling, I can make this concrete in a way I cannot with my studying; but hope to do. One challenge at a time.