From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
Life is replete with confusion and frustration, with injustice and folly, with gargantuan abusive/abusing self-centeredness. Evil seems inextricably woven into the fabric of life. More often than you and I care to admit, our noses are forced into that evil. But as prevalent as is evil, so prevalent are sunsets and rosebuds. Surely you and I are meant to drink in all that abundant beauty - beauty poured out for us with such casual prodigality. Surely beauty of that magnitude, of that diversity, is meant to feed, at least partially, our parched spirits as we cope with those inescapable evils. Stop to smell the flowers and feed the soul.