If we were having coffee, I would register the deep regret of meeting you at the precise moment the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France is burning down. Such an iconic structure with more than just a religious value to its history, we can only watch in despair.
It leads me to think about the values we hold as humans in a world focused on confusion of true facts and hatred rather than the good deeds that still happen and wonderful people who sacrifice for others. With a hint in the media that this fire may have been intentional and now bending towards accidental, I wonder why there are so many reports of hate crimes against religious buildings. Does this stop people believing or change their values? No. All it does is destroy and breed more hate.
If we were having coffee, I would point out that the Values we hold follow through all our lives, in every circumstance. If we succumb to hatred and cheating others of their rights, we become worthless.
Sorry it’s not a proper catch up. I’m just losing my faith in humanity and feel like I’m choking on my coffee.
Hi and welcome to the new bat cave. It’s with great sadness that I have to show you an empty cup and seat at the table today. My friend, work colleague and a great supporter of my work, has passed away. A gaping hole will be left in our school and our hearts at her loss. She was a true fighter, battling cancer and still putting others and her work first till the very end. There are few people you meet in life who show such strength and endurance beyond a normal human capacity – she was one of them.
So, as we sit together in the new bat cave, I propose a toast: to Rebecca. May we continue with even half the strength, motivation and love she shared with this world and change the lives of those around us for the better, just as she did.
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…or should I say tea? After all, we are meeting at tea time and the weather demands something a bit more comforting than coffee. Join me on the yellow sofa and let’s catch up. Continue reading
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Welcome back to our favourite café. It was a rather precarious trip in today with icy roads and pathways, but we’ve made it! I’ve ordered your favourite beverage so come on over to the yellow couch next to the bookshelves and let’s catch up. Continue reading