Not all serious problems are dramatic.
Even deadly ones are often silent.
Like a drop of blood in spit while brushing. Like a momentary fumble with a plate or cup. Like the futile grasp to remember a name or face.
They could be early warning signs of a blood cancer; of an impending stroke; or of Alzheimer’s.
On the other hand… they may be completely innocent.
Should we worry, then? Or do we reserve our panicked reactions only to the ones that arrive with a flash and a bang?
Like a heart attack. A nuclear accident. A contagious virus.
Hard to tell. Because…
Quiet dangers are still real.
But there’s a downside.
If we constantly seek subtle signs as harbingers of doom, we’ll always see monsters in the mirror.
And what kind of life would THAT be?