To date, I have experienced a huge number of evenings that could have been much better. Some of these evenings were not a result of feeling poorly. They were more a result of thinking of you and the difficulties that you now face. I know that each one of us does not have only a life of roses but more a life where thorns are encountered and some of these thorns are
more apparent than others and larger than others. I was thinking about the other times, though, that we both have been able to eliminate these thorns of life when we made progress, advances, or in roads to more pleasant and rewarding things and could share moments of drinking toasts to each other. Although, not all things remain as they were because life is a never -ending revolving cycle and it is the down cycles that cause us to sit, think, plan, regroup, and put more energy into recovery. Such is life.