While we wait...
We live in interesting times. The death of Empire makes for fascinating conversation among the survivors' grandchildren. Present anxiety inhibits analysis.
But when the last Trump falls silent and the broken armies all straggle away home, night will fall again as it always has and nobody will be keeping score anymore.
After awhile, here and there small lights will dare the dark. We'll learn new lessons about love and endurance while we wait for another morning to come.