So much good, so much bad

A Vietnamese coworker of Karsten’s used to say: so much good, so much bad. I don’t know what today holds; I only know that the last few days were full of joy for me and brought loss to quite a few of my friends. But I also know this: the sun will be shining today, and it will be warm and delightful, and there will be flowers and babies and new life to welcome, and there will be laughter if you permit it. There will be moments for grief, too, not that you’d be able to stop those moments if you tried. If today does bring you tears, maybe you can be grateful for the smiles that came before. And if today brings you smiles, I most definitely suggest being grateful for that. My love to every one of you.

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