Normal level of worry returning.
Expecting people to rise to an occasion, watching them crash & burn instead, bit like those stock footage clips of early airplane attempts, brave effort. Some people just give up; others rush back to the drawing board, heads full of ideas; still others persevere, chastened.
Persevering, chastened. Not giving up on the idea of heavier-than-air flight just yet.
Sound of distant pile driving, soon to become more proximate, oy.
Foot hurts like the dickens.