I’m taking a New Testament course from a wise professor in a very small space where I’m scrunched up next to him and other students. When I remark about the awkward arrangement, he says, “You’ve never lived overseas, have you?”
Here in my own context, I’m used to expansive space all the time. I live a wide-open kind of life, unhindered and unconstrained. Put me in something small, and I protest.