Certificate Program in Copy Editing
After a concert, classical guitarist, Andrés Segovia was asked why he had played a particular piece so fast. The interviewer, perhaps expecting an aesthetic response, lost his words when Segovia responded with a glint in his eye: “Because I can.”
That became my answer, years ago, in my wild and misspent youth, when people asked why I had become a paramedic. It seemed so simple: not everyone could stay calm in an emergency or could stand the sight of blood. I could.