Today’s post is brought to you by the word “Big.”
Big is an interesting word, in that its dimensions are really defined based on the user’s perspective. To a 1 year old, I am “big”. To an elephant or a rhinoceros viewing me, that same judgment would not apply. We would universally define the pyramids in Egypt as “big”, but only because we believe we are speaking from a common (i.e., human scale) point of reference. To a dinosaur the pyramids would not qualify as “big”.
“Big” can be applied to tasks as well as objects. I had too many big jobs this winter hauling this big snow blower around my driveway, and now that it has died (of presumptive engine failure) I have the big job of figuring out how to dispose of it.
Hopefully there are no more “big” snow jobs coming our way over the next month. Too big to handle – both the blower and the snow!