On Les Mis, Suffering, & My Almost-Adult Daughter

Last night my daughter, Jackie, and I drove into Washington, DC, at sunset to watch the evening production of Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center. It was an early eighteenth birthday present for her, and she was giddy. Les Mis is her favorite musical, but she had never seen it performed live. It was a… Continue reading On Les Mis, Suffering, & My Almost-Adult Daughter

Return of Joy

“For a long season, O Lord,I considered as an impossibilitywhat I now know as unshakeable truth: That after loss, pain, tragedy, tears,sorrow, doubt, defeat, and disarray,I will hold a more costly and precious joythan any I have held before;and this not in denial of my loss,but manifest in the very wreckage of it.” from “A… Continue reading Return of Joy