For those of us who feel despair creeping upon us out of the fog of uncertainty, even potential treachery, that seeps (sometimes spews) daily from our newspapers TV and alt media, the temptation is to block it out, to seek refuge in inconsequential matters - hobbies, gardening, day-dreaming of holidays yet to come, chatting and gossiping about daily trivia, anything in fact except the contentious issues that in 2021 still insolently dare to face us down.
In truth switching off is a practical necessity every now and then, since nobody can contemplate the weight of the world's problems without an occasional measure of R&R. Switching off permanently however would be to surrender, to shirk our responsibility to counter the uncertainty and to defeat those who would grind our hopes to nothing and consign our aspirations to oblivion.
But how to contemplate those issues which so intimidate us, how to get a handle on an approach which may in time make an impact?
Brother Anthony, writing for Conservative Woman, reframes our mind and reorients our attitudes.
Keep his thoughts to hand, we will need each one.