Today there will be a total solar eclipse, visible in China, India and the Far East.
The annular phase of this rare solstice solar eclipse is visible from parts of Africa and Asia, including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, southern Pakistan, northern India, and China. The characteristic “ring of fire” will be visible, weather permitting.
Reading was in the news today. In the Forbury Gardens some people enjoying a picnic were set upon by a maniac with a knife. Three dead. One was a history teacher.
Texted G who still lives there, hoping they were all OK. The response:
“Bless you. We are. But one of the victims was a friend who was a gentle and gorgeous human who deserved so much more. Strange times. Increasingly feels like a dystopian world. Hope you are OK and managing the madness.”
THE MYSTERY OF PAIN
Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.
It has not future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.