In this week's Something Understood, the poet and novelist Christie Dickason reflects on how we deal with the unexpected. How do we recover from the troubles which can shift an individual off-track - like loss, illness or accident?
Featuring readings from Rebecca Solnit, Pablo Neruda and Antonio Machado, music from Louis Armstrong, Peteris Vasks and Radiokijada, and an interview with the writer Simon Brett.
Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.