Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Any Day

Sadly, World Toilet day has flowed by but it is not the only day worth celebrating. I am amazed at the range of momentous events that fall on any given day. We all have our "bubble". Within it we are keenly aware of the goings-on. Birthdays, anniversaries, news-making events. The question is: How big is our bubble? I imagine that many of our bubbles include just a small fraction of moments of note for any given day. Take tomorrow (November 22) for example. There are those (much older than I) who might have an immediate reaction to that day. Why? John F. Kennedy was assassinated on that day in 1963. But, on that same day, just last year, Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany. It seems that narrowing our scope can very tangibly effect how we perceive any moment. Does that mean that we should always look at the "big picture"? Maybe we'd feel more balanced. Maybe, we'd just be overwhelmed trying to process so many things. I think we all find our own balance. I'm still working on finding mine. I try to see the "big picture" but risk losing some of the focus on the more immediate. Where do you fit in?

By the way, for those of you trying to look "big picture", the 22nd is also Lebanese Independence Day and the anniversary of the death of Blackbeard the pirate (a good day for law abiding sailors in the Caribbean in the early 1700's but a bad day for Global Warming).

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4 comments:

holly said...

That's a lot of sponsors. :-)

justin said...

Clearly they felt it was a good post to use to get their message out there. ;)

kendra said...

I totally agree with you. December 6th, not to far away now, is a pretty major day in my mind, but others have no idea.

We certainly do all have our bubbles.

I also like your sponsors. I had a wee inkling about Wikipedia! ;)

les said...

i was in grade 10 science class with Mr. Clunas, our teacher on Nov. 22 1963. I was sitting in the second desk back from the front by the windows when the local radio station was played onto our school sound system to all classes that JFK had been shot. Yeah, I remember Nov. 22. End of a time of innocence and belief in what wonders could be accomplished by the "Man". However I lived to do my thing despite that big bump that day....