Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Here we go again
It may be a statement of the bleeding obvious but the world is in a bit of a funk at the moment. “Billions wiped off stock markets” cry the pretty commonplace tabloid headlines, along with the swill of recession, property crash, job loss, credit crunch noise being thrown at us. So where does that leave us? Well, not in the best of states at present, to be honest. But without wanting to belittle the state of the world as the doomsayers see it, we’re back in the yin and yang again. Good follows bad follows good - all part of the rejuvenation process. Picture back to 12th September 2001. This was the day after the planes flew into the twin towers, when you’d had time to digest what you’d seen on the screen ad infinitum the day before and in so doing created an unimaginable new reality for the world. Most of us on that day believed the world had changed forever. And to be fair it has. But that doesn’t mean that getting on with living necessarily has. I’m sure we’ve all had millions of reasons to laugh, to cry, to be angry, to be hopeful, to be thankful, to be human since then. That’s not to say that the events weren’t horrendous and haven’t left their mark, but the reality is we’ve all got on with what we had to get on with. Same as they did during WW2 or the Great Depression or any number of times in history when things looked really damn crappy. Things are going to be pretty painful for quite a few people for quite some time, and I hate pain as much as the next man. But tomorrow, as they say, is another day. It always is.