In these mad times where lunatics blow holes in everything ennobling about life, togetherness, brotherliness and sisterhood, we must not allow ourselves to lose the hope that has sustained us as a society devoted to the highest principles of fairness, reason and identification with our neighbors the world over. I suggest the following mantra:
THAT THE BIRDS OF WORRY AND DESPAIR FLY ABOUT YOUR HEAD, THIS YOU CANNOT HELP.
BUT THAT THEY BUILD A NEST IN YOUR HAIR, THIS YOU CAN PREVENT!
Our very existence depends on it.