There are days like today when I am glad I am small.
I have the sense that the world is moving quickly to a conclusion that does not work out well for anyone. There seem to be so many places where one small thing - one thing - need only go slightly wrong and I fear the world as we know it begins to ignite.
On days such as these it is a relief to be small and know the problems of the world are not mine to solve - or worry on.
Arguably it is a humble life - and probably will be for the rest of it, to be honest. In mapping out my Rule of Five for my life, I realized that I have mapped out everything I pretty much want to work on for the next 30 years that is realistic for me to do. Remarkably, most of them are doable right now, just where I live. We could stay here and I could still make most of them work.
Our needs, beyond living, are few. My wants are few as well - I have the "bigger ticket" item like I suppose most of us do, but mine are within the realm of reaching with a little economy and patience. Beyond those, there is not much to want - except more of the time to do them and less overhead to pay for.
In such days, to be big - to be noticeable - is to be responsible for things beyond one's control. It is to be higher up on the radar of others, to be one of the first to be focused on instead of one of the last.
Maybe tomorrow will ignite. I cannot fully know. But now I - for perhaps the first time, or at least certainly for the first time in a while - get that where I am right now makes my life both possible and attainable.
That is not a bad place to be.