I was watching a YouTube video about the building of a tiny home (I've been fascinated by them for years!) and a single line from the background song caught my ear. I had to look it up as I'd never heard it before. Turns out it's a song called Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise by the Avett Brothers.

It reminds me of a 60's hippie song and I don't like all the lyrics but the line that did catch my ear was "When nothing is owed or deserved or expected, And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected..."

I think what I like so much about it is how it describes Vita In Via as a life of self sufficiency, where we don't deserve or expect anything from others, but rather rely on the good Lord and take responsibility for ourselves and our well-being. And societal influences ("the man that's elected") have very little to do with we are accomplishing and how we fare.

That may be romanticizing things a bit. But it still caught my ear.