such vulnerability

No confío en nadie porque cuando lo hice me demostraron que no debí hacerlo.
—  Nothing-would-be-better
'Iconic' And 'Loveable': Remembering An Elderly Lungfish Named 'Granddad'
Chicago's Shedd Aquarium released an obituary of more than 1,000 words for the recently departed 4-foot-long fish. It had arrived before the 1933 World's Fair, and was seen by some 104 million guests.

This is a very touching story about a wonderful creature. As I was at the Shedd Aquarium within the last 84 years, I probably saw Granddad without realizing it.

My wife and I are both jealous of the couple who got married with Granddad as a witness.

Also, don’t miss the picture of him in his younger days:

Godspeed, Granddad!

It’s important, I think, to be able to stand up and say, “All that has happened to me, all that I have done, everything that has brought me to this moment, here, today; it’s part of my story and it’s shaped the person that I have become. But it isn’t the whole of me. My past doesn’t define me. My story doesn’t end here. I am more than this.”

The more I confess my frail humanity, the louder I hear the sound of another voice rising up in me, one that has some weight behind it. It is the voice of Hope, and Hope speaks with courage and a bit of a laugh. Because when those things we most fear will happen actually happen, we have a unique window of opportunity to take inventory of the battlefield in the aftermath. We look around, blink our eyes, listen to the quiet, and think to ourselves, I am not dead. That did not kill me after all.
—  Emily P. Freeman. A Million Little Ways