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.