We begin the fast tomorrow. It's been easy to lose sight of the big challenge ahead whilst dealing with the smaller challenges of simply coping with what each day throws up in what is generally a tough month in my working life. So I suppose I should regard the bigger challenge as an unwelcome one.
But it isn't. It's a chance to get things in some kind of reasonable perspective, a perspective I'm painfully aware of having lost. When the slightest obstacle serves to irritate it's time to deal with something real.