One soldiers on


Copperplate Gravure from 5×7 negative

In the light of disaster, one soldiers on, right? It’s what my dad would say, along with, “give it the old college try”, “glad I thought of it”, and other worn out axioms. In the past 2 months I have sliced open my finger (9 stitches), got the flu, and broken my foot in 2 places. This has totaled nearly 3 weeks in time off from work. Now had I obtained such luxurious time off under circumstances in which I was operating at 90-100% I would have thoroughly enjoyed myself. However, being weak or in pain does not generally add up to high enough number to function properly and all that time has been wasted on pesky healing.

I just wonder what I am trying to tell myself.