Despite the fire, spraying of bullets, looting and general mayhem last night in Ferguson following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the silver lining in all of this is no one died.
That might not be of much comfort to those who had their property damaged or destroyed, but it could have been much worse.
Of course, last summer there was unrest over a period of 10 days or so. Under the circumstances, I cannot help but wonder if the worst of it is still to come. In which case, this silver lining could soon disappear.