Balanced by Sadness

“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
Carl Gustav Jung

This has been a very sad week, my heart goes out to the Australian people and the continuing tragedy of the Victorian bushfire’s. Even sadder is the fact that it is arson, that someone would purposely set fires to watch the destruction unfold. I looked for a place online to donate money for the victims of the fires, I’m guessing the Australian Red Cross would be a good place to start.

Yesterday I also watched as the president of Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell stood in front of Congress and refused to answer any questions. His right of course, but to (allegedly) knowingly put a deadly food toxin on the market is unconscionable. Also knowing that salmonella is particularly deadly to older adults and children. It’s greed in its most disgusting face. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this the coming months. For more information on the peanut butter recall check here.

FDA Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak 2009. Flash Player 9 is required.

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2 Replies to “Balanced by Sadness”

  1. Just wanted to stop by to thank you for your kind words on "Ask Wendy" today — we appreciate your taking the time, not to mention your thoughtfulness!

    Delicious wishes to you and your husband,
    Karen & Andrew

  2. Here’s a quote I’ve loved ever since I first read it about 40 years ago:
    “The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.”
    Thanks to Google, I now know that Longfellow wrote that.

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