With all that’s been going on, and very publicly, here and abroad, I have been at a loss to know what to think. If I feel disempowered, how on earth must millions of other people feel.
Those that can, have grouped up and made their feelings known in public places around the world, often at personal cost to themselves. The amount of courage and positive human energy there is to care, is truly amazing.
I am not qualified to speak of what the security services at all levels do, or, what they do not do. Like most people, I only know what morsels are given for public consumption. I am extraordinarily grateful to have been able to live a life that has been mostly safe and away from major conflicts. There are so many who cannot say this. Every day we hear heart-rending stories, many of which are streamed into our visual consciousness to our homes. It does make us face the reality of the suffering that has been and is being endured.
With the current ruptures, of a type generally unknown to many of us in our lifetimes, our own comfort blankets are disappearing at speed. The peace in Europe of the last seventy plus years is politically in the balance and it is also affected by major influences from other continents. There is a serious ramping up of aggressive rhetoric. Where will it all lead?