This past week 3 cases in mediation settled, cases which even I (the annoying optimist) thought wouldn't settle, at least not then. Two cases from past mediations with parties very far apart, also settled that week. The common thread was that each side went through the essential "processing" and digesting of information received at mediation, slowly changing their inner perception of the situation or event. Time heals wounds, and helps people leave behind their conflict. Impossible can indeed become possible.