Beauty is a trait often found during moments of transformation, full of implication and promise. Beauty resides in the levitating silence filling camera crew headsets five seconds before a live broadcast begins. It's the perfectly timed bare-handed pickup of a baseball between second and third base. It's a successful parallel parking maneuver on the first try.
Here we are, each of us, struggling together, trying to survive the vicious, strangely beautiful world. If we agree about only that much, there's a lot to think about.