Back in November, when the result of the US presidential election was confirmed, there was a great deal of negative and hateful comment in the press and beyond. Much of that hatred and antagonism is revisited today, on the eve of Trump’s inauguration. I am desperately trying to understand the world in which I live (but failing). There are some beliefs and convictions held by individuals in societies around the world (not exclusive to America) which I do not share or understand. But I would like to understand them, and to play my part in healing these rifts and rebuilding what essentially connects us all, which is being human. I see what is achieved in a broken world and I can only imagine the dizzy heights that could be reached if we worked harmoniously together. Delusional? Possibly, but that’s no good reason to stop hoping and trying.