I want to endure to maturity.
I want to last until my life becomes solid as the rock I stand on.
I want my imagination to extend beyond myself and the generations I might impact.
This is slow work.
This work takes affection as well as imagination.
A reworking of what could be.
Where ten years is a beginning.
Steady as she goes until the work of life stands apart,
Keep with faith.
Keep with life.
Step after step.
Endure to maturity.