What's on the table
There’s only so much that can fit on the table. Some of it’s important. Some of it’s urgent. Some of it’s extraneous.
And in addition to the things we’ve put on the table, other people contribute. She’s busy. She gets things done. We’ll add this one more thing to her pile.
Before long, things can start to fall. We just can’t manage it all.
So from time to time, we need to look under the proverbial table. To see what’s fallen off and gotten kicked to the side.
For some tasks, it’s a fine fate; those things weren’t important anyway. But sometimes — with shock — we’ll find something down there that has no business being forgotten. With relief that you’ve rediscovered it, give that project its proper place back on the top side.