“Can we stand in the shade, please? I need to get out of the sun.” I looked at the beautiful woman next to me. Her eyes hidden behind sunglasses, it was hard for me to tell what it was that was troubling her so greatly. “Are you not feeling well? I can get some water …

I once wrote a little essay to a woman turning 30. Aptly enough, it was
 entitled: 30 Things to Learn from a Woman over 50. It was filled with a lot of good lessons about life and forgiveness and community – and the value of a good pair of cowboy boots in one’s wardrobe. But …