I was having some trouble in the past few hours with "Is something stuck that needs to be unstuck?" If
Situation means a stable, fixed, unchanging state of affairs, then how can the Concern of
Progress, or "How Things Are Changing," be nestled underneath it? Wouldn't a story about Progress be looking at a changing situation rather than a fixed one?
So I thought about it some more, and realized that the Concern is simply that: a concern. If a character is in a 'stuck' situation, then there are a number of ways it could be concerned about it, and one of them is, "How fast can I get un-stuck? Why is it taking so long?"
It's like a young kid stuck in a hot, travelling car who asks, "Are we there yet?" every five minutes. The kid is clearly concerned about