His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama is quoted as saying,
“… the enemy is a very good teacher …”
this from an audio book, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. He (Pressfield) is talking about “resistance” – “the enemy” of writers. Or, in other words, procrastination, putting things off, etc.
P.S. H.H. , did you get your invite to the 1st Annual Stanley Lake Lodge Winter Solstice Barbecue, Brandy & Beer Festival yet.??? I think I heard rumors Jack was planning on coming. Haven’t heard from Tom yet.