• The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Compensation and Self-Reliance”, p.29, Cosimo, Inc.