Years ago, I subscribed to Notes from the Universe, from tut.com. Some days, there arrives the gem among the ordinary sand and stones that makes me smile a mile wide. Today was one of those.
The time will come, Lynne, and it will be sooner rather than later, when your greatest admirers and protégés will look at your life - your achievements, possessions (especially your successful career), and passions - frown a little and sullenly say, "Yeah, but for you... it was easy." At which point you should conceal any yearning you may possess to either object or laugh hysterically. Instead, lovingly look them square in the eye and say, "Yes, and it can be easy for you, too."
Get used to it,
Lynne, you have much to teach.
Yes, I admit to dreaming this scenario, but whatever path my life takes, that post-script is true for all of us.
We each have much to teach. Don't doubt it. Your path is for a purpose, so share it.