November is coming to an end, today is the first Advent Sunday and this challenge is bound to become a little Christmas-themed now… Continue reading
I was struggling to think of a “first” for today when I remembered the kale I’d bought a couple of days ago. It’s been sitting in the fridge, waiting for me to do something with it. So I googled some ideas and now I am absolutely in love with the result… Continue reading
Oh my God, only a month and a bit left of my challenge! I can’t believe I made it this far! Continue reading
I realize this may be controversial, but I’m gonna say it anyway:
I don’t think most people who have changed their profile picture to the French flag really care more about certain victims than others. Obviously changing a profile picture won’t make any real difference, but for one reason or another, people have felt the need to do it and I don’t think we should be giving them grief for it.
We’re all human beings with a heart (well, most of us, anyway) and I’m sure that the majority of us feel as upset by a death this side of the world as we do by one the other side of it.
The difference, in my opinion, is (apart from the massive difference in media coverage) that with the Paris attacks having been so close to home, there’s simply a stronger notion of “shit, that could have been me”, making people show what comes across as sympathy but is partially also some sort of relief that they were spared this time. And, on a similar note, it’s probably some subconscious feeling of “if we all mourn collectively this time, it means that we’ve also all been hit collectively and that makes us safe for the future. Lightning doesn’t strike twice, after all.”
Unfortunately, lightning does strike twice so the theory isn’t going to work. What we can learn, however, is that it’s important to watch out for and respect one another, irrespective of race, religion, nationality and other such silly concepts. We’re all human and should make the most of the time we get to share on this planet.
I remember Friday morning, joking about how I don’t consider Friday, 13th am unlucky day and how I think it’s just a matter of your own attitude.
Well, and then I remember reading worrying news as I was going to bed, hoping to wake up to things not actually being as it seemed. Continue reading
So I’m getting better: only three days to summarize this time… Continue reading
I’ve been making sure I had a bit of time for myself these last few days and I feel like a new penny! Continue reading
This is getting silly. I’m so snowed under by everything that I don’t even have the energy to write a couple of lines a day anymore. I feel like my life is a race and I keep running and running but someone is forever moving the finishing line further away from me.