BikeProf and Litlove have been making some incredibly brilliant observations about the meaning of suffering. Please check out their posts.
From the epilogue to Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro:
"People's lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable—deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum."
Question to ponder: If you were a book, which one would you be?