As we near the end of the year, there is reason to reflect on other times of hardship and dislocation. We have reasons to seek perspective and to ponder, with gratitude, the many people today who are seeking to find the humanity in our unresolved problems.
It is never too late to learn that joy can be found in small things.
I sat, uninterrupted, for what turned out to be hours, reading a book written long ago. During that time, I got the closest I have come, in these last ten months, to a sense of peace.