Even with natural disasters, there may be events which redeem the tragedies. They certainly don’t diminish the magnitude of the catastrophes, but they can provide a counterweight to make more bearable the grief and loss of those misfortunes. From “Hamilton: An American Musical”, here is Lin Manuel Miranda delivering Hamilton’s recollection of his survival of a hurricane in his childhood. Here’s to the hope that our struggles with the current crop of hurricanes may yield some shining moments.
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