This week has ended with compassion and with thought for a fallen country. I have heard many people remark on the almost lacklustre effect prayer or thought can have when financial or medicinal aid is so desperately sought. Yet I am not of that belief. I believe that as much as that is needed---and it truly is---thought and prayer is almost just as necessary: it seals the Earth's cracks and settles its souls. I am not of an organised religion---and I hope that isn't too contentious a remark to write so publicly---but I will be spending much of tonight praying---on my own terms, in my own way---for those affected by the Japanese earthquake/tsunami.
Here are a few---incomparably trivial things---from around this week.
A thought-provoking article on the way the media portrays a sensitive subject.
Nickelodeon appeals to my nature as a '90s child (who spent a lot of time watching American television---and often references such too often in everyday life).
A clever little thing on publishing and its future.
A collection of musical theatre stamps!
I am crossing my fingers for many things this weekend---and am especially hoping for the health of the world.