Kidney disease. Hypoglycemia. The very early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (still vanishes when I exercise and eat right). Insomnia. Anxiety. Depression. Flat feet. And yes, still the monthly bouts of pimples. (To balance all that negativity, I also have: good friends, some talents I like to use, brain cells that still work, a decent job, a nice new suit, and an upcoming quiet Christmas that I'm looking forward to. )
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (14 Jan 1875-1965)