I stepped out of my office in unseasonal, apocalyptic rain last evening. Most people, caught unawares by the sudden showers, had decided to stand back. I returned home soaked to the skin, mildly shivering, but happy as a songbird. It is amusing how life’s lessons have reversed. There is now fun in foolhardiness, fulfilment in nomadism, ennui in security, folly in love, pleasure in longing, wisdom in taking chances, and pragmatism in trusting the unknown and serendipitous designs of the universe.