You Are Like An Iron Ship That Somehow Never Sinks

Darrin Atkins
2 min readSep 26, 2023

I don’t know how you do it, but there you are, rather unsinkable and just fine

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It seems impossible.

How does somebody I know seem so strong when personal tragedy has touched them?

How do they continue to function when life just served them a recent disappointment?

How do they continue to have a friendly disposition and emotional connection after all of this?

“How are you doing?" I asked recently, to somebody important to me, whom I have known my whole life.

“It’s cool," he answered. “You gotta keep on truckin’, right?"


And yes, I admit, that’s what you really have to do. Keeping busy would be another suggestion, I think.

The thing I like about him the most is the fact that he is like an iron ship that floats. How does it happen? It seems crazy for a heavy object to float in water and you think that it can’t happen at all. Yet the laws of physics allow it to be, if it traps enough air and is lighter than the water it displaces.

Be Lighter Than The Rest Of Life

That’s my recommendation to myself in this crazy world. If you want to make it emotionally and socially, you are going to need to be…



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