I can hardly remember it, but people ask a lot, so I wrote down the story, and posted it as a new page here on the blog. It’s kind of a The-Path-to-Basil post.
The best part is the way it ends: Irresistible, irrepressible Basil changes my life!
(tl;dr for the Before Basil page: It’s never too late to find your bliss. Or to get moving!)