This week's quote is for some of my friends who are encountering tough times right now. We all know that we appreciate good times more because of the bad times, but the way Stephen Crane expresses it in The Red Badge of Courage is my favorite because of his startlingly different imagery:
It had been necessary for him to swallow swords that he might have a better
throat for grapes.
Hold on; it'll get better.
When it does, we'll make those grapes into wine and celebrate.