I imagine I'm not alone in having days like this. When the weight of the world makes you fear that life will forever be a cold, indifferent and hopeless existence. News of flash floods in Sierre Leone, Ebola in the Congo, protests in Hong Kong, Hindu pilgrims terrified in the Kashmir, multiple terrorist shootings in the US, the overwhelming evidence of climate change....it goes on and on. On days like this I repeat Maya Angelou's words over and over to myself ": “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay".