“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”

–Carl Sagan

This echoes the Breton fishermen’s famous prayer (“O, God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small”) and both are smart with humility, which is love’s starting place. Love (humanity, caring, commitment to the well being of others, sacrifice, compassion) does provide both meaning and a balm against suffering and hardship. Embrace it.

Read yesterday’s Thought. Thought of the Day (TOD) is selected by Rick Larios, Monday-Friday, minus public holidays and an arbitrarily chosen summer vacation. Saturday and Sunday, Stacey will be selecting TODs from the archives of past postings. Often, but not always, a comment comes with the quote. TOD originates as a personal email list-sharing and is further shared here with permission. A poem appears in full on Fridays; the copyright belongs to the poet and/or publisher. Buy poetry you like. It will be good for you, good for poets, and order from your local community bookstore and it will be good for them too.