Tonight I watched my third cousin (cousin three times removed) matriculate (graduate). It is most assuredly a milestone. And then I realized, “Maybe it’s a kidney stone” or at least the painful symptoms of kidney stones. Depending upon your perspective (are you the graduate or the parent, the little brother or sister, the best friend, the unrequited love), it may be one, the other, or both.

Life is full of all kinds of stones. Some may feel like the mountain top while others feel like you’re trying to push a mountain out of your bum.

Lovely picture, isn’t it?