The other day a friend of mine was nervously awaiting a phone call. As we were exchanging messages to assuage their nerves, I started to type, “I hope it’s good news!” It felt disingenuous, knowing it could very well be “bad news.” I backspaced and thought.
“I hope the news is navigable.”
Maybe it’s good. Maybe it’s neutral. Maybe it’s the last thing you wanted to hear.
But is it navigable?
Navigable news can be managed. Navigable means we can figure it out together. Navigable is a reminder that even though it’s not what we wanted, it’s something we can work with.
The news won’t always be good. But as long as it’s navigable, may we remember to adjust the sails.