Friday, December 06, 2013


I was driving home from Sheffield over the hills at teatime yesterday, feeling sad, and then I saw the new moon. That’s another small pleasure – seeing the moon in the early evening, when you’re not looking for it. That’s Friday’s choice.

new moon

And why was I feeling sad?

I was thinking about what a horrid world my grandchildren are growing up into, and about this report in the Independent. And we’re back to the perennial problem – how to stay informed and engaged and work for social justice and still stay cheerful.


marmee said...

I have no real answer to your question...battle with it myself. But for me the bigger question is why does Israel act in this way? Is it a case of the abused becoming the abuser? I know someone who regularly goes to Israel to do volunteer work with the army(!). And for her its us and them ....and somehow connected with the holocaust. I think about this so much and sometimes, sometimes think the victims of the holocaust are being dishonoured by the endless extraordinary punishment meted out to the Palestinians

Christine said...

I was driving back from Sheffield at the same time and enjoyed that moon, too. And knowing we shared it makes it more of a pleasure

Sue Hepworth said...

That's sweet, Chrissie.

Marmee - I think it could be the sbused becoming the abuser. But what puzzles me even more is why America turns a blind eye and supports Israel no matter what, and why European countries that DO recognise how Israel behaves don't do enough to boycott them.

Sue Hepworth said...

Basically Marmee, the world just lets Isarel doi whatever it wants - because of collective guilt about the holocaust. It is insane and unjust and desparate.

Anonymous said...

I saw the same incredible, large, yellow crescent moon, hanging over the San Mateo Bridge as I crossed going west. Then two airplanes flew "over" it, like the cow jumping over the moon!