Odd morning. I happened to glance at the on-line edition of The Guardian a few minutes before things at work got really started and saw, with a familiar, sickening sense of horrified inevitability, the breaking news about the latest mass shooting in a US school. Then I moved on to a happy hour or so with the main class I'm assigned to followed by a very jolly celebration of the imminent Chinese New Year. Just before the celebration concert got started I updated myself on the latest on the shooting. It wasn't good.
I tried to process the two different worlds in which I found myself engaged. Couldn't. Felt very thankful indeed to be in the world I was.