I’ll put up something a bit different to end the week. Yesterday, I had a tire go flat from a nail and ended up at a tire sales company that my family has used for probably 20 years now. It’s a small business ran the way old fashioned tire service places operated decades ago: you pay for the tire and they fix flats, rotate, or balance the tires until they wear out.
“Now, when electricity, indoor plumbing, and many personal machines have become normal, people generally assume that a hundred years ago life was “hard” for almost everybody, though few still have the experience needed for a just comparison. It is perhaps impossible for a person living unhappily with a flush toilet to imagine a person living happily without one.”
From the short story “Drouth (1944)”
by Wendell Berry