…The Castle of Perseverance, that is. In addition to being the title of what may be the most spectacular of surviving medieval plays, it’s also a destination worth visiting for itself.
Example the first: I mentioned that the Spawn has returned to Mondoville, having decided that Flagship isn’t the right place for her right now. In fact, she figured that out pretty quickly, and while there’s nothing wrong with Flagship per se (in fact, she currently plans to return there for grad school), she wasn’t happy this semester. She’s been through much worse, however, and so she toughed it out, and we were pleased to discover last night that she has made the Dean’s List with plenty of room to spare. And now she’s home, and she can pick things up here in Mondoville with clean hands and composure. She didn’t quit.
Example the second: One of my friends from my Ph.D. program plays guitar. Like me, he’s a weekend warrior when it comes to music — he has other talents and another career (also like me, he works in academia, although in a different field.) He’s interested in more technically demanding music than I play, and he decided (after decades of playing) that he needed to acquire a new musical skill. So he kept a video diary — and it speaks to perseverance as well.
Nice work, you two — and maybe I need to get back to writing.