I have never even contemplated paintball but deep down I know why. And it isn't necessarily because of the nerds or the wannabe Rambos. It is something much more close to home and inescapable; I knew it would bring out the childishness that still resides in me.
Although I'm not sure I buy into it totally, I do believe that we are all children at the core; all of us, from the youngest to the oldest. This is evident at the best of times and particularly at the worst of times, when we suffer loss. The more time I spend at the hospital visiting my mother-in-law, the more I know this to be true.