Do not despair. Do not be disappointed if you see that you cannot accomplish all the good which you would like to accomplish. If you fail, try to stand up; try to overcome the obstacle before you. Get to the heart of the matter, to the essense of things. (Marcus Aurelius in A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 27 March)
- This morning as I neared the end of my daily morning reading for a fleeting moment I noticed a vision problem. When I tried to read the morning paper at breakfast I knew for certain that I had reason to be concerned. I quickly took one of my Excedrin migraine tablets. Then I put on my eye shade and laid back down with the PBS classical music station playing in the background. Later on I put one of my subliminal tapes with ocean sounds and music into my player and listened to that for a while. After about an hour and a half I was able to resume activity without too much residual damage. I still couldn't type without making typos. It's a very upsetting situation when this happens.
- I'm looking forward to going to lunch with Fred our neighbor from across the street at 11:30 a.m. Maybe I'll ask him to drive.