Crew, Not Sun

It is a two-quote day:

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it has nothing else in the universe to do.”  Galileo Galilei

The quote reminds me that it is easy to take things for granted, not just small things, like the gift of a smile, or a light that turns green as I approach it, but big things, like the sun.  (In my defense, the sun IS 93,000,000 miles away.)  I am also, sheepishly, reminded of how easy it is for me to confuse myself with the sun.  Note to self – I/we ain’t the sun.  That position is already filled, and the universe (at least in terms of planetary orbits) is functioning just fine.

Still, there are things for me to do, to be.  Which somehow connects to the second quote:

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth.  We are all crew.”  Marshall McLuhan.

So what are my assignments for today?

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