Fate has come through. I am awake. Another day in which to be human. Do human things. Be subject to humanness in the world. I get to choose between being awake, making choices that foster growth in me and others and the path of struggle. I see where I am bombarded with negative messages through advertising and media and friends - want more, want your own, want this. Want want want is the message that keeps me walking in the dark. Wake up and want less. Less stuff but more clarity. Wanting is so insidious. Here I am professing not to want stuff and at the same time I’m considering going on a long backpacking adventure this summer.