It’s cooler today, a welcome reprieve from the barely endurable heat and humidity we suffer (way south of the equator) from December to probably late April each year. It’s amazing how weather puts a different spin on your day. When it’s sunny, I feel my soul shine. I’m happy, lit up, full of emotion. And when it’s overcast and/or raining, I am energized, all fired up to conquer the world (well, my little world at least). Or, like now, I am simply calmed. I left my partner sleeping and got up early. I can see the sea from where I sit and it is steel grey and almost flat. The cats are leaping around and the birds are pretty active so I know rain is imminent. I switched the TV on earlier and there was the same news from last night. Sky News is as mesmerising as it is irritating. The same stories get repeated. Over and over. The world’s dramas turn into rhythmic refrains. All that’s missing is the music. Yesterday and this morning, it was all about running through London with the Olympic torch and the pro-Tibet demonstrators who were (rightfully, I think) taking advantage of all the media attention but some of them (wrongfully, I think) trying to intercede and stop the pre-Olympic event. I think I must have watched the same sequences about fifty times. They just went on and on and on. Just as the suppression of Tibet has gone on and on and on. When will it ever stop?, I ask. And what will it take for each of us to turn things around. There’s a storm coming. It has nothing to do with sport and shouldn’t prevent men and women at the peak of their physical (and mental) prowess from achieving what they’ve been training towards for years. But there’s definitely a very large black cloud hanging over not just Beijing but all of us, wherever we are. We are all part of humanity and we can all, in some very small (but, collectively, massive) way, play our part in ending persecution and facilitating the long-awaited freedom of Tibet. Fight back with love sweatshirtI welcome all positive comments and suggestions of what peaceful actions we can to turn things around. Anything from everyone flying a Tibetan flag outside his or her home to putting a “Free Tibet” message at the bottom of every till slip your company dispenses, or on every letterhead, sending postcards around the world, putting the right message on a T-shirt, whatever. Let’s share in this and make a difference.