Tupper Lake Sunset HDR 01 — Tupper Lake, NY, September 28, 2014
Tevya, in Fiddler on the Roof, is my ideal of human perfection.
Not the Buddha, not the Christ, because they had no clue about how to be perfect, married, with kids, and all the interfering obligations, responsibilities, and complications of The Full Catastrophe (Which is how another of my favorite characters, Zorba The Greek, spoke of his life).
Tevya fed his chickens, milked his cow, and tended the affairs of home, business, and villiage—exactly as it needed to be done—exactly as it needed him to do it—every day.
And when persecution of the Jews forced him out of the routines of his life in Russia, he migrated—as an immigrant—to the US, and took up the equivalent of feeding his chickens, milking his cow, and tending his new affairs, amid the new routines of his new life—doing it all just like Tevya would do it.
There you are. The model for your life, in the times and places of your living.
Feed your chickens, milk your cow and tend your affairs as they need to be tended, as only you can tend them, every day for the rest of your life.