by Patrick O'Brien

Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

If you’re reading this — congratulations — you survived the New Year’s party.

Like self-righting ships, most of us accept with varying degrees of resignation all those hardships, set backs and trials that life throws at us, bouncing back and surging on. It’s what we do; we’re survivors!

This little guy, a real survivor, last seen pictured here being swept down some rapids in early Spring, provides inspiration and a template for my year ahead . . .