I’m not unique. These are truths for all of us. Our planet doesn’t care one way or another – keeps turning without regard to whether its climate is changing or which members of any species believe they are in charge of anything. Doesn’t matter to space. Or to time.
Insignificance. Vulnerability. Everyone’s reality. Our mortality and humanity are great equalizers – without guarantees of anything. Everything we might argue for, can be argued against. Our personal and public affairs, individual and collective lives – our institutions and governments suffer these same realities. There is nothing secure. Nothing certain. Each day we wake to – and largely ignore – reality of our health, our vulnerability, our shortcomings.
Simply denial, coping mechanism, or that we have intrinsic value and purpose that trumps all that?
Everything we do – anything we do, we better do it because it is important for us to do it. If not, we should do something else because nothing else matters, or lasts.
Everything we try to change, improve, dis-invent or re-create has is merits but the reason we pour our energy into it is because we can.
Every relationship we maintain in work, in business, in family and with friends – fraught with pitfalls and danger far outweighing benefits – yet every day we engage, work, play, do our best. Some days our best isn’t good enough.
As often, we don’t give our best but we give what we can manage.
Because we can.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -3C/26F, clear sky, steady breeze – traffic rumbling and Gusta bounding along with spring in her step. Me too!
WOW is all I can say. Those words, so powerful reached me at gut-level. I am going to try to control my mindset upon waking each morning. What a lovely thought, especially important for me, a person who often wakes up and says "and furthermore", CG, Cobourg, ON