Traveling in northern Franklin County yesterday to talk with teenagers who have seen too much of life, we stopped to take pictures of horses and then the view.
I enjoyed the company of the young people and once again marveled at the resilience that is part of some people's DNA. Why do some disintegrate under extreme pressure and others become diamonds?
Then last night, we went to a Dirigo girls' basketball game. They are an average Class C girls basketball team--not the dynasty of the past--but at least as much fun to watch as the teams responsible for the many state championship banners and the retired jerseys. I teared up when the cheerleaders performed at half time--such happy, energetic girls of all shapes and sizes--no Cheerleader Barbies--just real girls.