by cheri block
Being small is rarely about size.
We all know people who choose to be small rather than big, petty rather than generous, and selfish rather than selfless.
And, we have all been that way, some people more than others.
Standing on a vacant beach, surrounded by hot sand and noisy surf, we might see a sliver of the Big Picture.
Running to the top of a wooded trail, sucking oxygen, expanding of our lungs and feeling strong and accomplished, we may glimpse at clarity.
Gazing out into the New Mexican high desert, dotted with Pinion Pines and silhouetted against a scarlet hot sky, we may see that the opera of life seems momentary and trivial.
To be big and magnificent, the stuff of Zorro, the Lone Ranger, and Ra.
Islam El Shehaby, who became smaller than a dust particle in the Sinai Desert by refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand after their Olympic Judo match.