And maybe thats all that we need to know right now.
Whether Korea will take up nuclear arms, or the sea levels will rise to swallow the coastlines or our food delivery will arrive before we hit angry levels of hunger…
Whether Universal Health Care will ever come to fruition or the car will start in the morning… whether our creative work is shit or genius or shit and genius at various stages of it’s development… or if there’s enough money to stretch to the end of the month.
Whether the delicious person also thinks that we’re delicious, and if they do, whether they will eventually leave...or if there will be downsizing at our company again...or if that side-eye meant that we were being judged and what do they think about us, anyways?
There will always be waves of uncertainty that sweep us into the undertow as we're awkwardly learning to ride them.
There will always be injustices that are dangerous to minimize and the hope of sanity that we sweat to protect.
And also — not instead— to take just a beat to remember:
That right now there are tender shoots breaking through cracks in the pavement to fulfill their instinctual and improbable reach towards the light.
That even in Chernobyl, nature is flourishing in a nuclear chemical wasteland that was abandoned 31 years prior.
That the economy of design to which we belong is that nothing dies without being carefully wrapped in earth, to be deconstructed and cleaned and used to feed life again.
That every seed, nut and fruit that falls to the ground does so with the inherent wisdom of how to become the fullest expression of itself-- in the way that acorns know how to become oak trees.
That our bodies regularly testify to this inheritance: as a cut will instinctively heal itself and our interior ecosystem knows how to digest every weird thing we feed it.
That there is calcium in our teeth, in the sea shells of the ocean, in the sedimentary cliffs of Iran and Utah and in the bones that hold us upright.
That 3 Billion years ago, single-celled organisms recognized that they had a better chance of survival if they organized, and banded together to delegate tasks in community which you and I now refer to as "my body".
That our lungs draw in the environment and alchemize air into life giving breath.
That our heart has been beating tirelessly for decades without us ever paying attention.
That life knows how to create more life and that no substance of this Earth is wasted.
That we belong to a planet that bends towards healing.
This might not be much. And it also might be everything.
And maybe -- right in this moment-- that's all we need to know.