Monday, April 16, 2007

The duality of life

Today, I received really happy news (the birth of a long-awaited baby) and saw really terrible news (the shootings at Virginia Tech, where incidentally my father went to grad school) within the same minute. Sometimes I think that Hashem juxtaposes such events to make us remember that when we are at the peak of ecstasy or whatnot, there are still people who are suffering, and we shouldn't become complacent and forget others.

At the same time, though, wouldn't it be nice to have a moment of absolutely unadulterated happiness?

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