I love Jenn and Damien and have admired their lives up close and from afar. In an email that Jenn sent to me this evening, I found some clarity. She borrowed a quote from Mr. Wendell Berry.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
Thanks Jenn. Thanks Wendell. Goodnight.