Monotony is cruel… and not in a “this is for your own good” sort of way. Sometimes you need to stir it up some. That bit of advice is easier said than done… especially when your spoon is broken. I keep a spare spoon just in case I need to stir it up. But as I reach for the spare spoon I think, “Why?” Then I realize that I lent my spoon out and didn’t get it back. There was someone else out there who wanted to fight the monotony battle.
Hope they did better than I did. One does not seek rewards in this type of war…you just want to make it out less bored than you were going in.