The mighty Castellers de Vilafranca. Has it already been that long since La Mercè? This schedule they have us on has already turned me inside out. Barely sleeping, haven't shaved for 10 days, trying hard to still eat and exercise properly ... and that's just the simple stuff. Yes, classes have been rough, if only because I'm starting at such a basic level. But what's bugging me, and I know it's bad, is that my productivity has yet to get there. I'm lacking focus, lacking urgency, lacking something. So we take some inspiration from the castellers. One at a time, a hand, a foot, a shoulder. A steady, determined climb to the top.