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Today,April 20,2014 is Easter Sunday—Happy Easter everyone! So is the spring weather which is so late this year. Considering that Spring officially started on March 20,2014, with this year’s crazy,prolonged and unpredictable winter season, well, I guess that Spring’s arrival is better late than never.

In spite of all the ongoing problems and disasters in this world like the still missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 ,the Ukrainian crisis, the South Korean ferry disaster,the Mt. Everest avalanche,etc.,etc., it’s still imperative that we not lose hope and persevere in resolving these ongoing disasters and subsequently accept their respective outcomes(good or bad) and then move on with our lives.

Life is hard with all its struggles and problems but dealing with them is part of living. The celebration of Easter brings hope,renewal and expectations of a better tomorrow in whatever degree it is.

The delayed arrival of spring weather is a physical manifestation of the coming hope of fantastic weather and the forbearance of summer after dealing with a very difficult and harsh winter.

Since both Easter and Spring are here right now, I couldn’t help but feel that they both parallel one another in terms of their innate significance(harsh winter ,great spring weather,life’s problems,life’s hope and renewal).

Enjoy each day as it comes and make the most of it. Only then will you  look back later on and say that you had no regrets in making your life your own and to paraphrase a famous song , you did it your own way.

Bonjour! Joyeux Pasques!

 

Josie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today,April 9,2014, there were 2 multiple stabbing incidents this morning, one in  Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville ,Pennsylvania,USA and in  an office in Toronto ,Ontario,Canada.

And to think that we already had our fill of ongoing gun violence,the most recent one from Fort Hood,Texas,USA.

Knife violence is just as deadly as gun violence and in all these recent shooting and stabbing events, underlying mental health issues abound as mitigating factors.

There’s not much to say about this. It’s so obvious that ongoing precautions need to be installed and increased citizenry vigilance has to be part of it. That’s as  much as one can do in today’s real world. There will always be uncontrollable factors like a mentally unstable individual plotting to do nefarious things in whatever possible way irregardless of what ever precautions are installed.

It’s a violent and sad world indeed!

 

Josie