The article and subsequent comments are wonderfully uplifting. The only thing I can add, especially with regard to some of the comments is - I often think back to when I was a ski instructor. I was an eager champion of the incredible experience of skiing. And as I was explaining it to someone I remember saying "skiing's funny, you don't ski to "get to the bottom" of the mountain but you have to ski to the bottom of the mountain to have the experience. Once you get there you have to journey back up to the to top to go again". The (partial) destination is necessary to frame the experience, I guess to make it possible but it's not what it's all about. It's a long time since I skied regularly but I take that insight into my whole (?) experiences as much as possible.