Tonight I was thinking about the interesting course my life has taken over its course so far. All the sudden turns, the peaks and valleys. All the drama, comedy and tragedy.
And it is true that while there were quite a few dirges given voice from time to time, there were also some grand arias.
These began with a gentle and almost tentative whisper which came in the form of an unassuming email from a humble young woman in Arizona.
And tonight I thought without doubt or question that every last thing in my life was worthwhile, because my life this day would not exist had those things not happened.
So while life may be a crucible, at the end of it comes refining.