I was talking to one of my friends just a few days ago, and she got me thinking.
She was telling me about all the problems in her life and how bad she was feeling and that it seemed that the universe just kept piling problem after problem after problem on her and she felt she was going to snap any day.
Yet she hasnt yet, and is still going strong, coping with it all. In fact, its not starting to ease off and get better.
This made me think. I had gone through periods in my life where I thought the universe was ganging up against me and trying to wear me into the ground. Yet I got through it all. I remember in one of my worst times, a close friend of mine had a stroke and I remember visiting her in hospital and thinking, How is she coping? I could never cope with that.
Then one night whilst watching the Discovery channel I put two and two together and got forty two.
I love Archaeology, and living in England we are literally swimming in it. In this particular show they were recreating how Iron Age man would have made a sword.
The blacksmith, when asked why he was heating and then cooling the blade said something very similar to this, This...