Monday, December 27, 2004

Making Sense

Difficult – impossible? – to begin to comprehend the human suffering brought by the Asai tsunamis. So many thousands gone in an instant. The countless pictures of parents with the bodies of their children are especially horrifying.

Makes things like the usual end-of-year stock market wrap-ups and top albums of 2004 seem more than a bit inconsequential.

Sad that it can take such a massive human tragedy to make one appreciate the smaller moments. Over the holidays, a blast of cold air made pond hockey a reality in our part of Michigan. Cathartic. Can pond hockey help me make any sense of the events in Asia? Of course not. But it is a welcome respite and a reminder to pursue a life well-lived.

-- Dean Gemmell


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