More and more, I like the idea of being carried. Not by an individual, but by time, by nature. And while those may seem like daft concepts--too big, too common--well, all I can say is that I have no other word for it, this flow. I don't think it will always be easy, but I don't think the world, the gods, the universe, nature is out to make it harder on us.
I think we do just fine in that area all on our own. No, I think the world, the universe is out to ease the death-grip with which most of us seem to be clutching our lives, whispering in our ears, "This, right here--is this really all that important?"