June 14, 2004
A long, long day spent being cheerful and helpful. I'm exhausted at the end of it, but not yet in pain by maintaining the façade, so it appears to have been worth the effort. An hour or so spent in the evening being social with some of those from today's lunch table is interesting, but for some reason it is my life that comes under the closest scrutiny by my colleagues. Life is short, I am reminded, more than once. Yes, well, I'm working hard to shake things up so that I can escape being the grain between the millstones.