When "the world is too much with us late and soon" (William Wordsworth), we have to recognize it and step back. And when we cannot step back, we have to recognize that, and let it be, because it is, and live with as it is, knowing in a "This cannot be helped, so let's do what we can" kind of way. Doing what we can with a world that "is too much with us," is hero's work, worthy of song and fable, and the fact that no one notices or cares adds to the value of the work done "Without hope, without witness, without reward" (Steven Moffat, Dr. Who). This is the legacy of all who know what's what and do what can be done about it. It is the Sisyphean Task, doing the tedious, tiring, boring work that holds the world together and must be done, when and where and how it needs to be done. And if the world is too much with us, we still have the stone waiting for us at the bottom of the hill, to see what we are made of. To show us what we are made of.
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And we pick up that stone again, because we have hope.
As for Ian, Sisyphus is a perfect analogy!
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