I woke up late. I suppose I needed the extra sleep, but it’s a bad way to start the day, like waking to the news that your country has done something wrong again (cut taxes for the rich; started another war), and it’s not exactly your fault — after all, you were sleeping — but it makes you ashamed nonetheless.


Eating too much? Check. Not exercising enough? Check. Forgetting to meditate? Check. Exceeding the quota for complaining by someone whose ancestors had it much worse, as their ghosts won’t let him forget? Check.