“Mom, since I’m feeling better I want to roller skate in my roller skates outside.”
“Marlo, have you looked outside?”
“What does that have to do with anything?”
“I want to roller skate in my roller skates.”
“The weather outside might make that endeavor somewhat precarious.”
“Marlo, there’s two inches of snow out there. You can’t roller skate in the snow.”
And there it is. Oh, the harsh cruelties of life. Over and over again we must press forward despite knowing that we cannot have our Oompa Loompa now.