This dynamic of meaning making is, most researchers agree, the way resilient people build bridges from present-day hardships to a fuller, better constructed future. Those bridges make the present manageable, for lack of a better word, removing the sense that the present is overwhelming. This concept was beautifully articulated by Viktor E. Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and an Auschwitz survivor. In the midst of staggering suffering, Frankl invented “meaning therapy,” a humanistic therapy technique that helps individuals make the kinds of decisions that will create significance in their lives.
“A high-solids clear doesn’t go on as smooth as you’d like,” Kopecky said. “Each coat adds chances for flaws and for most, regular clear is fine.”
Once the paint has cured, its smoothness can be addressed in the sanding process, but not before the paint is thoroughly and carefully cleaned of any dust or other debris that may have settled on the surface. For this task, Kopecky doesn’t use a hose and old rags, but a sealed squirt bottle to mist the surface and a clean, lint-free towel to dry the surface without contaminating it with dust or other debris.