When all is said & done, and we’ve sat with the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows so many times that the commentary has run its course, what can we do but be grateful?

Grateful for the law, and that our democracy held up one more time. Grateful for whatever bounty we have. Grateful for whatever peace we have.

And, grateful for seeing, over and over, that this being human isn’t easy; that all difficult things will pass, one way or another.