"This too shall pass" is a quotation that both inspires and depresses me. (Kind of like another one, which I heard years and years ago, about operating systems: "When God closes a door, He opens Windows." Hahaha!)
When you're wallowing neck-deep in [insert name of large animal of choice] manure, it's comforting to think that you won't be standing there forever. That the day will come when you'll climb out and that the problems you used to worry about will become but a distant memory, if at all.
Doesn't it work both ways then? Isn't it sad to think that any happiness a person feels now could be just as temporary? That "this too shall pass"? Ah, the comic tragedy of human existence. Sometimes I'd like to throw it all in and just become a [insert name of lovely animal of choice].
But then, trials and tribulations can be good things for some people too. They can bring out a person's inner beauty, their hidden strengths. Problems are sometimes likened to sunsets; maybe that's why many people think a sunset is so beautiful. I myself find sunsets to be enthralling (I used to wish that the planet of Antoine de Saint Exupéry's Little Prince was real, just because it had 44 sunsets). Sunsets can be sad in a way because they affirm the passing of the day, but they can also bring hope. It really depends on how each person looks at it, I guess. But whatever the sunset in your part of the world looks like, whether or not it's like this or this, I hope that it finds you well.
Now in this part of the world, it's lunch time. So I gotta go eat if I want to live to see another sunset.