a micro millimeter... a brushstroke... a flinch we unknowingly pick up on from another... all can have monumental reprocussions. a shift is defined as... move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance and a slight change in position, direction, or tendency. My life is filled with these shifts. Imperceivable to most. But some of them are loud, intentional, demanded, frustratingly coaxed. The perfection of those pictures hanging exactly 16 1/2 inches apart and 2 2/3 inches from the corner of the window frame (not the top). This shift eliminates a flood of anxiety in my heart that comes from the daily hours spent staring at this wall as I teach. I know this.