Over the course of these past several months, I have stood in my share of long lines at airports, hotels and cabstands while visiting clients in various cities. Unfortunately, many overhead conversations involved a common theme of loved ones in some form of distress. It’s disconcerting on a number of levels to see so many fearful for a future thought somehow not as bright as for previous generations. Rather than regale you with references to cycles and tales from the historical record to instill faith and hope, I thought rather to share a story that may provide a measure of solace to those that worry of the days to come.
You undoubtedly remember the phrase, “this too shall pass”. Are you aware of its origin?