Yesterday I read this quote that Goldie Hawn’s dad had said to her once. I am not a Goldie Hawn guru by any means. I must think pretty hard to remember a movie she has been in, to be honest. But her dad said something wise. He said: Whenever things start to seem rough, you just get on down to the beach and look up at the sky for awhile…and suddenly you won’t feel so big.
I read this quote on another blog and it stuck with me. Maybe because I needed to feel small. Actually, I needed to feel that the sky is a lot bigger than my problems. I needed to think that in the big schemes of things, the things that I get hung up on are very small. Very small.
As I sit, day after day, and try to figure out how to save Burma, I tend to get overwhelmed. I also tend to think that nothing matter more, and should not matter more that the work I do to save Burma. I also think that people that don’t think that saving Burma matters more than anything are not as good people as the ones who help me try saving Burma.
I some times think…that without me there is not much hope for Burma.
I have forgotten that in the big scheme of things I am very small. In the big scheme of things I need to put myself a different perspective. The sky perspective.
So what I will do right now is to forget about Burma for a while and go for a run in the dark. I can have a look at the vast sky that is a lot bigger than me and remind myself that I am not so big after all.