Unrelated to any occasion, incident or event in particular, one finds that, distant as it may be (as seen from a remote island, at any rate), the state of this world, as it unravels on the computer screen, makes one appreciate one’s stoic disposition all the more.
On a lighter note it is the wife’s birthday, as well as a childhood friend’s, both happy occasions, serving as an excuse to leave the world be – if only for a thankful moment.
But oh. Oh the humanity!
Photograph: Watching the world (self-portrait).