“The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon;
The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.”
(I’ll get to that.)
Being working stiffs, we aren’t always able to jet off to exotic islands whenever we like. This year, as it happens, was a year devoid of a tropical island vacation. I’m not trying to garner sympathy by saying that – just saying.
It is fair to mention that we did in fact have a fantastic week vacation on Block Island just this past September, which is not shabby by any stretch, so again – not complaining! I fully recognize that the fact that we didn’t get to have a week or more on a sunny Caribbean island this year, soaked in sunlight, rum, and coconuts will not rise to the level of tragedy by most reasonable standards, but oh well – when life is good sometimes we must find our own hardships to anchor us!