Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Common Significance

In an over stimulated nation of over entertained skeptics it is difficult to remember that most of life's truly significant events are extremely common. We look for the novel stimulation, the uncommon happening, the unique perspective, but more often than not this is simply more noise degrading the signal. There are common events of life that have a significance that should not be underappreciated, they should not be missed - yes, even though they happen to nearly every one. Mentioning a list of these would put me in danger of being post-card nauseating, so I will leave this thought at this: embrace the common where it is significant to you, not statistically significant but significant to you personally. Allow your American personality to enjoy being normal for just one moment and you may be surprisingly satisfied by the experience.

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