“I had no new facts on which to base my optimism, only a changed point of view. And with it came a recollection of other things.”
And so the shafting and shivving by Vertex Inc., “where taxation meets innovation,” became the final straw.
My back didn’t break, though; the scales did fall from my eyes.
I decided after 5+ years of self-flagellation to value and try to enjoy the worth in what I was doing, to turn my back, take a step away from them, and stamp the dust from my shoes.
“. . . There was no morning strafe, such as had been our usual fortune in the past week. I went out-of-doors and found a noiseless world under a lowering sky.”
Robert Wyatt: Alife (from Rock Bottom) (Link)
Excerpts: John Buchan, Mr Standfast (1919)
Endpapers: Denton Welch (for Penguin)
What's My Line? (Video Link)