Would you believe it, today is the Spring Equinox. Since I first started blogging, one of my favourite things to blog about has always been the changing of the seasons (even if I did repeat the same messages every time).
The beginning of Spring is meant to bring hope, renewal, rebirth. It is the time that we’re supposed to brush away the Winter blues, burst into new life and be overcome by the need to throw open the windows and throw off our layers. Now is the time that we should brush away the negative energies, spring-clean our homes and our lives and start afresh.
(you might want to look away now)
Well this week I’ve never felt less bloody optimistic. The weather is crap. The Earth is still perishing. Humankind is still hellbent on a path of self-destruction. No-one really wants to stop wars. Children are still starving. People are still being tortured. Corrupt leaders are still leading. Humans still have an abiding need to oppress the weak and the vulnerable and Human Rights simply means “I am right and you are wrong“.
What’s hopeful about a world where the media prioritises divorce settlements between aged ex-Beatle stars and needy gold-diggers over the murder trial of a teenage boy accused of savagely killing a lovely young girl in a brutal and totally unprovoked attack, just because he thought she was a goth?
Same old cycle, year after year. Nothing changes.
Where’s the outrage?