Tobin has studied the Civil War in literature and history the last two years. He was talking with Allison and me last night when I asked him what he thought of the Civil War's justification. He noted that slavery had to be stopped, but then added "I guess, like all wars, it was indescribably sad."
I've thought a lot about that statement today. It's the kind of simple, profound truth that I find myself struggling to express at times. Today, I am thankful for the spirit of Tobin's heart, and hopeful he continues to see the world from such an empathetic perspective.