Friday, January 20, 2006

Every cloud?

Most people consider me to be an upbeat person. Why wouldn't I be? I have a wonderful family, a comfortable home, and very dear friends. I tend to be optimistic in almost every situation. But even I think one's glasses can be too rosy.

through rose-colored glasses
With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses.
"rose-colored." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 21 Jan. 2006.

To Wit: Frank Lindh, father of John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban fighter, on his son's 20 year sentence in federal prison, as quoted in an AP article found on the Washington Post website:

"The silver lining in this whole cloud is that we have wonderful visits with our son," said Frank Lindh. "Ordinarily a son who is 25 doesn't have much time to spend with his father. But we have a lot of time."