The lie of the budget is scarcity.
The very word feels restraining, cheap, tightfisted.
Budget, the master we unwillingly serve. The parent who always says no.
We receive budget as the killer of dreams and the reducer of hopes into practical reality.
Budget tells us: not yet, not now, not you, not so much.
Budget is about reducing, about small, about less, about fear, about sadness.
But the truth is . . . .