Omni, thanks. it is my daughter who is seriously upset. They are having a rememberance event for the medical students at RBWH Wed. Will be a few tears there for sure.
I posted that info a) because it is tragedy in the extreme, and b) it exemplifies that (dare I say it) life was not meant to be easy. What is important is that we can always learn from the experience of others, and the prime objective of anyone's day to day existance is to be as happy and content as circumstances will allow. In my case, being a broken down old mongrel (yeah shut up Vadim) it means that every day above ground should be treated like new years eve
. Monty Python put it to music in the song "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life".
When I worked in hospitals, I made sure I walked through the spinal injuries unit each day. Apart from making some good friends and sharing a little cheer, I would exit the ward in the morning reflecting that the day ahead couldn't possibly be as serious / bad as what those folk had to face. And on the way home I was able to reflect that, even if my personal day had been a disaster, I at least retained the ability to despatch my foul mood to the bin and go home feeling blessed.
Helps for losing photo finishes too.
Am enjoying the blog. Please continue to enlighten us.