What could you do with one inch?
- Live another forty years because the bullet just missed your heart.
- Turn a very long foul ball into a homerun.
- Squeeze into an old pair of jeans.
- Score a hole-in-one instead of lipping out.
- Get your tongue to touch your nose.
- Make the difference between a tennis ace and a double fault.
- Scratch an itch on your back that’s just beyond reach.
- Be just tall enough to block the basketball so it doesn’t fall in for a three-pointer.
- Store terabytes of information by manipulating trillions of electrons.
- End the inning with a strikeout instead of giving up a bases-loaded walk.
- Deliver the mail and shut the gate just before a dog snaps its jaws around your ankle.
- Edge out a competing horse in a photo finish.
- Go on the roller coaster with the big kids, instead of crying and watching from the outside.
- Have your golf ball stay in bounds instead of needing to walk back to the teebox.
- Entice someone to ask for a whole mile.
An inch. So tiny. Yet sometimes so big.
You can’t walk a mile without first walking an inch.