Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Small Problem

"Let's get down to it then: what do you want?"
"Something to happen," he said, "I almost don't care what."
 - Erasmus and Jesry, from "Anathem," by Neil Stephenson

"What are you waiting for?"
"I don't know, something amazing I guess."
 - from The Incredibles

This world doesn't need saving, and that's a problem. How can I yearn to be something more, when the world won't let me be anything more than the least of myself?