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    Sometimes the answer may simply be a ‘stem failure'

    There is not always a reason for why people do what they do, behave as they behave


    Trying to analyze the problem and coming up with a workable solution to the problem sometimes is not possible.

    Life is not a sports event that you either win or lose. Sometimes there are ties. Sometimes you have a situation where you agree to disagree. Not the best of solutions—but in most cases workable.

    And life does not always have an answer to why your world is the way we perceive. It just is. And the only answer you can muster up is “stem failure.”

    It is what it is, and externally, I am not going to change the tide.

    On wild and crazy days, I can live with stem failure. The thought of being a squirrel in a tree, bounding through the branches, and causing one leaf’s chaotic flutter to the ground seems clear enough to me.

    Why the leaf fell, I don’t know. Nor does it matter because you aren’t going to put it back on the branch.

    It happened—move on! 


    Dianna E. Graves, COMT, BS Ed

    E: [email protected]


    Dianna Graves is clinical services manager at St. Paul Eye Clinic PA, in Woodbury, MN. Graves is a graduate of the School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology, St. Paul, MN, and has been a member of its teaching faculty since 1983.


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