Unfortunately, wisdom only comes with age. All of us look back at things we did when we were young and wonder who that reckless crazy impulsive kid was and how we survived. I'm glad you survived today - alive to learn for another day. Take kindly these lessons - some day the Alex we all care so much about
will sit comfortably in his lawn chair wearing his father's hands and tell unbelievable stories - and worry worry worry about his own son and thank quietly whatever powers may be for the blessing of every day we had together.