Aside from the horrible tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, my news reader included these two lovely items today:
Benazir Bhutto, the Muslim world’s first female leader and a voice for democracy in Pakistan, was assassinated today. Maybe she didn’t have a spotless record, but she had been working for peace in the region for many years. Maybe Musharraf really does want his country to become democratic but at a slow pace, and maybe not. Maybe he does want to stand up to Muslim extremists, and maybe not. Bhutto’s death certainly does undermine the forces of stability.
Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic priests attacked each other inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Holy men hitting each other with brooms and stones at the place of Jesus’ birth.
Some days I just want to turn off my news feed and crawl under the covers with some chocolate and a romance novel.