Life can be tranquil and feel good and fine and just right, but there comes a time when that tranquility must be interrupted, even if just for a moment. One can become so used to and lulled by stillness that one begins to stop participating in life; to interact and make an effort at interacting with others becomes too great a chore and one’s ability to communicate is impaired. It is fine if one chooses the contemplative life, but one should not forget that there is a larger world out there and that there are responsibilities waiting to be fulfilled. These don’t have to be accomplished with a shout and a roar and great turmoil; one can go about the business of living our world without fanfare and with minimal upset to one’s stillness and calm if one so chooses, though keeping the calm is an effort also. Once a certain calmness has been achieved, and it is a good thing have a place of stillness we can work from, then one must not think a small wake as one moves on through life is a bad thing, but may help show us a new way or help to explain where we’ve been. Taking a break from being still and calm is as beneficial as taking a break from energy and effort, don’t you think?