Relief in a ‘vale of tears’
TUESDAY, June 1, 2010 – The N236, a winding country road between Amsterdam and Hilversum, has become my personal ‘vale of tears’. This morning, in a wide bend in the road, the tears suddenly appeared. Followed by the crying jag, the contorted face. Then, just as quickly, it’s over. A quarter of a mile down the road. Sometimes it brings relief. But not always.