Monday already. still..I crammed in quite a bit today.
Last night I finished painting one room. I wont tackle the other room until perhaps Weds/Thurs. It wasn't as much fun as I'd hoped, although I'm pleased with the end result.
I intend to do very little for the remainder of today.
These tracks below have really enhanced my summer break. I love them both. #thankyoumafikizoloandheavyk
Now....I've had a few things on my mind today.. some things I've been mulling over a bit longer
Thing number 1, is the Ebola outbreak. I really don't know what to make of it. I get news updates on my phone ( because I just cant get enough huh) and last night (or night before) it was reported that a hospital in Monrovia, capital of Liberia was raided, and items taken included used ( and possibly infected ) bedding.
There are a number of reasons why this outbreak has concerned me.
Reasons include.. It's a terrible thing.
..then there's the question.. why now?
Also, I was considering taking a trip next year to one of those regions, Liberia or Sierra Leone, which looks highly unlikely now under the circumstances... (just have to wait and see) and also because of just how quickly it appears to have spread. Then... there's the previously untested vaccines that may possibly now be tested on those who appear to have the virus.
How we test drugs will be an issue for many, ( especially those against animal testing) but I'm uneasy about the entire thing. I'm aware that historically, there have been incidents of Africans being used as human 'guinea pigs' for medical research in the past without their knowledge. That's all.
On the other hand, It could all be innocent and well meaning. I'm aware of that too.
Truth is... there is very little choice but to go with whatever help is on offer.
I listen out for updates, but aside from the morbid almost orgasmic fascination of some virologists I've seen being interviewed, (I simply can't share thier excitement).
Its a scary, and horrible thing.
I pray for all those affected, that they get well, and this thing can be brought under control.. fast.
Years of war will destroy a country's infrastructure, result in a need to rebuild, a need of investment that's for sure, and health care is probably top of that list at the moment.
It's a shame that those who make a fortune from mineral rich African countries don't invest more in the places (and people) that make their dreams come true. #justsaying
The other thing that irked me was the news that the 18year old Michael Brown was shot by the Police officer about six times.
No child...no parent...no community, should have to go through that pain.
Someone mentioned to me today.. I wonder how the officer is, how he and his family are coping.
No idea.. I said.
Top tune, plus I quite enjoyed this video mix - you probably recognize loads of these clips, I recognize some but not all
one more for good measure. Solid.