The planets must be aligned inauspiciously because, these days, I watch the news/read the papers with my mouth hanging open.
Gaddafi's choices in words and wardrobe, alone, have given new meaning to the phrase "stranger than fiction." Forty years of that and I'd be throwing rocks and burning down buildings, too.
And the Japanese. A people who put so much care into the smallest tasks. Tea ceremonies, rock gardens, have you seen a bento box? Everything for a purpose and placed just so. All that, brought down and swept away.
Helen Keller wrote, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."
As true as that may be, I hope the planets ease up on us soon.