A Sense of Perspective
Author: Greg Valliere
April 16, 2019
THE LOSS TO CIVILIZATION YESTERDAY was so profoundly shocking that it seemed to unite people throughout the world. It was a reminder, sorely needed, of what’s important and what isn’t.
A SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE seems to be missing. Donald Trump’s tax returns suddenly don’t seem very meaningful; the Mueller report doesn’t seem as important.
THE MAJESTY OF NOTRE DAME is deeply humbling to us mere mortals, living in the new social media world that has forgotten history. The fire was a metaphor, perhaps, for what has been lost in recent decades: a reverence for the humanity and spirituality that produced such a humbling collossus 800 years ago.
HOW IRONIC THAT THE CONCEPT OF RESURRECTION will dominate the coming weekend; our fondest wish is that Emmanuel Macron, who views himself as a man of destiny, can appeal to a greater purpose — a renaissance for his fractured country.
THE SHOW WILL GO ON: Covering Washington is great fun, with new chapters written daily. We can’t wait to write about all of the gripping issues that are percolating . . . but these issues seem a bit trivial this morning.
EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN TAKE-AWAY after yesterday’s stunning imagery; ours is a renewed appreciation of how ephemeral this world is, which makes us deeply grateful for each and every day. Peace be with you.
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