There is a knock at your door. A policeman informs you that you have to evacuate your home immediately. As fate would have it, your house is on the edge of a giant sinkhole. You could sink into oblivion at any moment. What material possessions (not including people or pets) could you not live without — that you would risk your life for — to retrieve?
I began thinking along the lines of that old Steve Martin movie The Jerk. All I need is my purse, that’s it. And my cell phone. And my iPod. And my external hard drive with all my writing. And my family pictures. And my Nook, if it’s handy. I have this visual image of myself lugging all this shit in my Vicie pajama’s because I forgot to grab clothes.
- I don’t have everything I want, yet, I have everything I need
- My grandbabies: Iysanti and Lucy
- Day 865 on my Wii Fit
When you get down to the basics, anything is replaceable except for living breathing life. Value yours and make someone’s better.