A true balancing act.
So that makes me realize that it is not unlike our experience of life. The little things balance the large happenings. For every major event, their are more common, smaller events to balance them out. We could never live constantly a state of awe and amazement. We need the routine activities of daily living to even them out. Without the "pennys" of our lives, we couldn't truly appreciate the "farthings". It's all a balancing act. Once you have found your balance and ridden forward, you can never forget. It's like riding a bicycle.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny-farthing for more info,