I try to keep things light despite what’s going on in the world. We need respite from news of terror and I’m trying to provide that. However I haven’t got my head completely buried in the sand. Of course, my heart goes out to Ukraine. The brave people of that country are often in my thoughts and prayers. But I also wanted to mention my empathy for ordinary Russian people. Sting’s song with the line, ‘Russians Love Their Children Too’ came to mind the other day. It seems relevant now even though it’s from a previous era when different leaders were in charge. When will they ever learn?
I believe that the majority of the world’s citizens want a quiet life doing things that are meaningful to them, nurturing and being nurtured by the people that they love. As those meerkats say ‘Simples’! I’ve mentioned before that I follow Ana, a Siberian YouTuber, She is such a gentle soul who vlogs about mindfulness, creativity and minimalism. I believe that she proves my point. It’s only a tiny minority of screwed up individuals who want to spoil it for the rest of us. They’ve lost sight of what is truly important. Maybe they’re that way because they have haven’t had enough love themselves?
To a significant extent our path in life is influenced by the geographical area we were born and brought up. The way that information is presented to us affects our choices and beliefs as well. As a mother of a teenage boy this has been on my mind. By accident of birth he is not being sent off, inadequately resourced and informed, to fight an unnecessary battle. Mothers from both sides that have lost teenagers are in my thoughts too. Anyway, here’s that heartbreaking but beautiful song.