On Sadness

This weeks news has been relentlessly heavy going.  The sadness in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Spain is almost unfathomable.   In amongst the news stories, I found this quote:

You could not have been born at a better time than the present, when we have lost everything – Simone Weil

Sometimes it is hard to see through the smoke, but there has to be an opportunity in the situation.  A chance to show our compassion, and our love. A chance to show that we can change things and reform. A chance to make the pendulum swing the other way.

The thing about pendulums we too easily forget in the darkest hours; they swing back. Right now, one is quietly supercharging its return – Alain de Botton

I hope that we can supercharge each other with compassion and common sense.

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