On the anvil ...

Under the anvil … we are forged. 
As winter descends … I am reminded of this long-held precept. In thinking back on the gains I have made over the course of my lifetime … it occurs to me that most of them were made in ‘less than ideal’ circumstances. I learned to fly-fish with snow blowing horizontally into my face; I trained when injured - and learned to adapt; I bought a block of land that came with difficulties - difficulties that put off other buyers, but I was not to be dissuaded. I can go on and on .. but would no doubt bore my readers … needless to say, I do not let inconvenience or difficulty slow my forward progress - in fact, it is in the face of such things that real progress is made.  JBW


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