In the volatile photovoltaic industry, there is not a lot of time to pause for reflection - this ain't Walden Pond, after all, for those who know their Thoreau: "Our life is frittered away by detail, simplify, simplify." In this fast moving, detail-strewn industry, it seems all fritter and no simplification, but fritter we must. What follows is a very brief pause for reflection - but we shouldn't pause for long.