“In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind-in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away-and a touch of wonder remains.”
These Small Candles – tombstone inscription in Britain
i’m not terribly discouraged, defeated or in despair but i’ll have to remember this when i am. i am off for a long day tomorrow up north, breakfast on the train. i managed to swap a crucial shift which will free me up to work a few extra shifts before my lovely daughter and her (and my) long time friend christine visit the 1st of march. i hope to have a few treats for the girls when they visit!
i had a meeting with my boss today…after lunch…in a quiet office….where he had trouble concentrating…and kept falling asleep….
one thing i’ve learned from this research project is that people have a public persona and a private side. very strong, influential people are indeed very human~~