I read the news today about Michael Vick's apology and while my initial reaction was almost total skepticism, I hope he is speaking truthfully. I hope that he can demonstrate a life that is transformed from such soul-less, cruel behavior. That would be a miracle and a lesson for all of us. And I believe miracles are possible.
The Bolcom finale for Songs of Innocence and Experience comes to mind:
(Special note to Mr. Bickerson: I promise this in the last you will ever hear about Bolcom from me.)