Tiny but Useful
How do you hope to contribute?
“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful,” writes Mary Oliver in her breathtaking collection of essays, Upstream.
Dear writers, isn’t it wonderful to think that our lives—our actions and words—though fleeting in the scale of time, can make an everlasting impact on those around us, and even those who are yet to come? In what ways do you hope to be useful? As you dream about all that life has in store, what gives you a sense of purpose? What energizes and inspires you? What contributions do you hope to make to this world?
In a vignette (a brief evocative description), á la Oliver, write about the nail in the house of the universe that you want to be, or the nail you already are.