After returning from a 16-day hike of the Larapinta trail in 2017, I swore I would never take a hot shower for granted again.
Of course I did, because taking things for granted is our default.
We take for granted people, possessions, freedom (if we have it) and that the sun will rise tomorrow. Three weeks ago, I treasured each square of toilet paper. Now I barely think about it.
When we stop, though, we find ourselves in awe of sunrise. Of our freedom. Of our loved ones.