Yesterday I read the following sentence from The Fellowship of the Ring which, in my view, sums up very well what has happened. And I have felt the need to share it here. (The emphasis is mine):
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
”So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ( J.R.R. Tolkien)