For so many years, I lived a life without new experiences. Not by choice, but by marriage. My marriage, not all marriages. I have been happily divorced for almost 20 years. Almost as long as I was married. I would change this quote slightly, “Without new experiences, something inside of us dies. The dead must arise” (Frank Herbert). Now that I have arisen life has been a true journey with the awe of new and great experiences and transformations. This is how life should be. To all who are sleeping or dead, I say to you “Awake”.