I will never be tall.
I always wanted to be tall, Brooke Shields tall, so I could be in the back row of group photos, and hang on to the strap on the New York subway without standing on tiptoe, and not care if tall people sit in front of me in theaters, which they always seem to do.
I will never be fluent in French or Chinese.
I will never be a trapeze artist, a cartoonist, an electrician, a pig farmer or a dentist.
And I will never be a locavore.
To be a locavore in New England -- a person who eats only what is produced within one hundred miles of home -- I'd have to give up coffee, shrimp and lemons.
I will never.