To me, the most important part of winning is joy. You can win without joy, but winning that's joyless is like eating in a four-star restaurant when you're not hungry. Joy is a current of energy in your body, like chlorophyll or sunlight, that fills you up and makes you naturally want to do your best.
My most prized possession was my library card from the Oakland Public Library.
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Charles Farley is an author who lives and writes in Huntsville, Alabama.