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—I’ve been an insecure person all of this week.
All this Brexit and bombings and more bombings and butcherings have shaken me up. Frankly, it felt as if something was closing up my throat, hard. It feels so puny and useless, this business of writing.
Idiots, loudmouths, neo-fascists, religious bigots get to be heard in today’s world.
Where’s the voice of reason, of kindness, of respect, of wisdom? Of love?
To feel secure in this increasingly insecure world, where anyone can be attacked with impunity at any time by men who have neither reason, nor a shred of compassion, brainwashed for political ends, I need hugs, I think.
I need also to remember that there’s hope and goodness in this world, in the shape of this young man who refused to leave his friends behind.
This week, as I try to get back to health and work, I cling to books and writing and family and cooking. The small things keep you sane, make you feel secure, I’ve discovered.
So, dear writer friends, how do you stay cosy, feel secure? Anyone else attacked by the blues? Want to talk about it? Do we do a mushy group-hug thing to make us all feel better?
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