Sorry for the lack of posting this week. I’ve been afflicted by an all-encompassing sense of hopelessness lately when I think about the world, and blogging has seemed pointless. I look at all the people absorbed in the minutiae of their North London lives, knowing that their way of life is dependent on the suffering of millions of people around the world and not caring or doing anything about it. And worst of all, I know that I’m one of them (no, writing a blog doesn’t count as doing something). At times like this I wonder if our grandchildren will ask us how on earth we lived this way. I feel that urgent action is needed, and yet everything I think of doing seems futile.

Anyway hopefully this will pass soon and I’ll find a way back into my normal groove of forcing myself to keep putting one foot in front of the other without quite knowing why.

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