How easy it is to become unsettled - maybe easier as one ages. I do like the status quo to be maintained and with all this business of Brexit, then Cameron's resignation, then the new Prime Minister and Cabinet, then all the Labour Party leadership problems, it seems that everything has shattered and is having to be rebuilt.
Now this morning I hear of yet another atrocity in France with many people killed and injured, and I ask myself why there should be such hatred in the world. It seems to me (in my simple way of thinking, I suppose,) that killing never solved anything (wasn't it Winston Churchill who said 'jaw, jaw, jaw is better than war. war.war'?) and I ask myself why can't we all live together in peace and help one another?
Apart from religious differences (and I do realise that they play a huge part in many of the world's present problems) there is also the major problem of the 'haves' and the 'have-nots'. I have just read a book lent to me by friend G about a British chap working for a year in a school on an Ashram for orphaned children in Poona.
It is a delightful book about the good humour and the thirst for learning that these children have. Is it only when we become adult that we begin to think differently?
Maybe my whole mindset would be different if I was living on the bread line or even well below it. As it is then I just want there to be peace in the world and a settled, ordered life within our own country.
But it seems it is all too much to ask. Instead I think of the bereaved families in France this morning (some will be Muslim, some will be Christian and/or other religions I have no doubt) and I think of all those throughout the world who live well below (and I mean well below) the poverty line - and I despair.