This morning, I celebrated the birthday of Ayn Rand. I opened Atlas Shrugged to a page at random, and began reading. The passage I read was about a great injustice committed against one of the heroes. I was reminded of great injustices in world events today, foreseen by this passage. Yet the very brilliance of the passage exemplified and reminded me of the great goodness possible from man. My mood transformed from despair to love and hope and joy. Thank you yet again, Ayn Rand.

I will celebrate the remainder of Ayn Rand’s birthday by thinking about why this passage had this effect on me.

There is no need for me to name the passage for you, gentle reader. Any passage from Ayn Rand will do.