Most of us have had our share of “special days” -- days that begin like any other ordinary day but end up being one that later seems quite remarkable when we look back on it. This is the story of one of the author's special days, a day that sparked the memory of another special day in her youth when she did something on the spur of the moment that was so adventurous and so against her calm and practical nature that she was astonished to find she'd actually survived the experience unscathed.
Later, on the special day around which this story revolves, the author has occasion to look back nostalgically on that adventurous time in her youth and see the significance of it. "Most of the special days of our life turn out to be once-in-a-lifetime experiences that gave us something we’ll never get again," she says. "And for that reason, those special days need to be remembered and perhaps shared with others as a reminder that life is short, and we need to remember and savor every precious moment of every special day we’ve been given."