The practice of law can be compared to walking through a beautiful forest filled with beautiful trees. Occasionally, as you are strolling along, you notice that one of the trees is on fire and you jump into action to "put out the fire." You then continue to stroll along in the glorious forest of the law. Every time you see a fire, you go ahead and put it out to maintain the integrity of the forest.
Then, there are days like today, where, you walk into the forest of the law and every tree is burning mercilessly and the burning branches of the burning trees are falling on you repeatedly and you fall down and roll down a hill breaking each of your bones.