Tuesday, January 30, 2007

More On Barbaro

At the risk of dwelling too much on the Barbaro story, there was a great Appreciation in the Washington Post today, as well as a timeline of Barbaro's life and final struggle.

And Sally Jenkins has written a great column exploring why, with all the other problems in the world, so many people were so worried about an injured horse. Her conclusion makes a lot of sense: In this time of terrorism, war, and cynicism, Barbaro never once lied to us.

Her column concludes with an absolutely profound quote from one of the horse's owners that applies not only to our feelings about Barbaro, but to life in general: "Grief is the price we all pay for love."

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