It's always darkest before dawn, I've heard it said. I'm not sure that's always true but I can attest to the fact that there is often something that happens to dampen our spirits just prior to the delivery of good news.
There are often battles to be fought and won just...
The plane was flying way too low. It made a pass over my vehicle and just over the tops of the tall trees lining the gravel road, where it fell abruptly and out of sight. Slightly alarmed, I sped up to see where it had gone, wondering if it could be in trouble.
I think we can agree that desiring attention for oneself is largely a function of youth and inexperience. Oh, there are exceptions, to be sure, but there is something about the wisdom that comes with age that dictates a reversal in spotlight thinking.