“Most of life is routine – dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going.”
– Ben Nicholas
I’ve always found post-tragedy a bit surreal. Somehow, in spite of the calamity that has just taken place and probably changed your life forever, the world just keeps on going. People still need to eat, sleep, work, and go about day to day tasks, you can’t just check out. After the typhoons, the damage needs to be cleaned up. After the earthquake, pictures need to be rehung.
Life goes on.
It’s hopelessly British, but the stiff upper lip is a lifesaver, kittens. There is nothing to keep you going through a tough slog, or helpful when your nearest and dearest are slogging along their own troubles, like routine.
What small things keep you going when Stuff Happens, m’dears? Nothing is insignificant.