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November 22, 2020

Oh dear, without dwelling on my clinical mental disorders; yesterday self-pity was also a bit overwhelming.  That and high expectation as regards my studies and lack of ability was verging on the unreasonable.  Life is pretty rubbish at the moment; but at least I am fortunate enough to find ways to relieve fatigue and loneliness and understand that it is not always achievable.

Yesterday and the previous few days I was in a dark place. I talked about my lost short-term opportunities and my foreseeable end of life. Of course, none of us can plan for the future confidently anymore; Covid 19 notwithstanding, Brexit looms and Global Warming is not going away.

So, for me with that in mind I am grateful that I can at least address my disorders and discomfort creatively.

I was prompted to these thoughts while reading a book called Whispering Cloth, a children’s book by Pegi Deitz Shea, illustrated by Anita Riggio and stitched by You Yang.  It is a story set in a refugee camp in Thailand about a Hmong child who tells her story of terror in cloth.  While I cannot even imagine the plight of any refugee child;  this moving story urged me to carry on with my endeavours to cheer me and others albeit a feeble attempt for the time being. 

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  1. November 22, 2020 12:55 pm

    Is this a coincidence, that I went onto Google Earth yesterday and was randomly looking at places in Thailand. It was for no apparently reason. just curious about what it was like to be there. Anyways, the most funny was that in the streets, there were so many monkeys sitting here and there (it was like a game of Where’s Wally finding them) I noticed that Google Earth automatically blurred out the faces, but not much else and it made me giggle:
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@14.8031538,100.6128143,3a,75y,319.66h,64.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGXM5Y93fQzifrQ6-Hb2mmg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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