We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices.  Some are on a grand scale.  Most of these choices are on lesser points.  But, we define ourselves by the choices we have made.  We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.

       Events unfold, so unpredictably, so unfairly.  Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation.  It is only we, with our capacity to love, that gives meaning to the indifferent universe.

       And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying.  And to even find joy from simple things like their family, their work, and even from the hope that future generations might understand more.

Louis Levy from Woody Allen's Crime and Misdemeanors.