Gregg Krech Author, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-reflection (2002)| Author, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness (2004, 2011)| Author, A Finger Pointing to the Moon (2000)| Editor, Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living (1993-Present)| Director, ToDo Institute (Vermont) (1992-Present)

EIGHT TIMES UP

There is a Japanese maxim — “Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up.”  Many years ago, I wrote a story by the same name about a woman who had been working all day on a paper for graduate school when her computer crashed and all her work disappeared (before autosave). She hadn’t saved the paper or…