“We think that we can fix our lives by taking some simple step, but it’s not like that. Most problems need lots of sticking plasters. They need coaxing and massaging and looking at from all sorts of different angles.”
― writer Alexander McCall Smith, The Quiet Side of Passion
The picture is saved from way back at the beginning of 2020, during my visit to Swami’s Beach in Encinitas (North San Diego County) California. I stumbled upon this pic an hour ago, and felt it should be shared, though I had little context. I know little else about this stairway, just that it’s unsafe and off-limits to visitors at the time. It still deserves a nice metaphorical quote, at least.
For some reason this reminds me of the rickety catwalk that Captain Kirk went hopelessly sliding down in Generations when he and Jean Luc were trying desperately together to stop the madman scientist-type from getting into the Nexus. It was kind of a weird ending for Kirk that could have been scripted just a little bit better. But at any rate the quote here is a good one.