Life may be hard at times but it’s also exciting at other times. It may have unpleasant surprises now and then but in general it’s replete with good ones. Occasionally it whacks you so hard on the head you cry to the heavens for help but, once or twice in a blue moon, you may experience a windfall of some sort. Life is like that. The smooth follows the hard, the good the bad and the pleasant the unpleasant. As Emerson pointed out long ago you can’t hope to have the mermaid’s head without the dragoon’s tail. Take life as it comes and be thankful you’re still around.