What does it take?
Love of the game, love of partners, acceptance that no one is perfect in any set of 26 hands, especially yourself and your partner. I heard a story lately of a divorced couple that still played bridge together. When asked why, the answer was “it is hard to find a good bridge partner.” I started 50 years ago with no idea how to play. I had to read, absorb, and apply logic. I’ll never be a bridge great but I’ll keep reading their books and articles.
Thanks to all I’ve played with and against.