As long as everything is going smoothly and you are doing everything right, every step is going to be predictable, as though you’re following a script.

You go to school, you please your teachers, you graduate college and get a nice job. Nothing new. Nothing radical.

But with one failure along the way, one little crash in the system, and entirely new possibilities open up. Now you get to turn life around, all on your own.

The human universe through which our lives travel is so fragile. Perhaps it is intentionally so. Perhaps it is a great gift from our Creator, so that just as He created a world out of nothing, so we will create surprise and wonder out of the messes in our lives.

So that we can share in that most essential divine power: The power to recreate our own selves.

Inspired by Bayom Hashmini 5740