Welcome. Come on in – Coffee, tea? Herbal? Cold drink perhaps? How are you? World happenings are not at all happy this week. The terrorist attack in Barcelona makes me feel so helpless. What hope have you got of warding off these events if people are going to use cars as weapons. It seems that soon all cars will have to be banned from places where people congregate. Barriers built through which no vehicle can move. Public transport will have to take people from where they leave the car to the place but then that place will become a target and we’ll have to screen everyone getting on public transport. It seems to me an insolvable problem and I have to say I am so glad I don’t live in Europe. That doesn’t mean that it won’t happen here, indeed it already has, but somehow we are so far away it seems somewhat removed.
What is happening in America is also a heart wrenching affair. So many people that I follow on this blog foresaw the escalation of racism with Trump as leader and their fears have so sadly proven to be founded with the death of Heather Heyer who had gone to the protest to stand against hate and bigotry. I have heard that President Trump has traits and policies that are similar to that of Hitler. This rise of Neo nazism and Trump’s inability to condemn certainly fills me with fear. Hopefully this will rouse even the apathetic and something will be done to halt this rising tide of violence. If it doesn’t we have a lot to fear.
But you haven’t come to hear me talk about the news which you know I try and avoid where possible because it gives me nightmares that we, as humans, can do what we do to each other instead of accepting and loving each other as individuals. Hatred is such a negative emotion.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that in my world all seems to be humming along nicely. Each day this week we seem to have achieved some positive outcomes. We have had a week where nothing seems to have gone wrong with anything and I feel particularly mellow.
I finished the book He, She and It by Marge Piercy and will do a full review on it hopefully in this coming week. If you haven’t read it though I would recommend it, if you have perhaps you would like to revisit it and marvel at how accurately she portrayed the future. I am now reading the German Girl by Armand Lucas Correa.
Now it is your turn. How was your week? Has your weather been warmer/colder, wetter/drier. Have you read any good books or seen any good films? Thank you for dropping in for coffee and thank you to our weekend coffee host, Diana, from part-time monster for having us and giving us a place to meet up.