Even though he’s in a fair amount of pain and doesn’t have a lot of energy, Gerald is determined to ride his horse. Horses and horseback riding are probably his life’s greatest joy, apart from his family. Animals give him much peace and pleasure.
Makes you wonder what would you do if you found out you were living with an incurable disease. What changes would you make? What extravagances would you indulge in? Food you’d want to eat? Drinks you’d want to sip? Who would you want to spend your time with and what would you say to them? What joys would you want to experience?
We should strive to live like that every single day.
(Though I suppose the cost of renting a limo every day might be prohibitive.)