Brexit . . . Trump . . . is the darkness gathering? Is it Tolkein time? The gathering of the forces of tyranny? The denial of democracy as a system of enlightened governance? A realignment of world power? A Putin/Trump axis?
Should I pack my belongings on the poor donkey’s back and head for the hills?
Or will life carry on much as before apart from relatively isolated acts of mindless violence?
The sun is breaking through the clouds here in Florence. Perhaps I will go out to play.