I noticed in this morning's paper that the UK is no longer attending EU 4 meetings. There's a meeting going on in Paris to discuss another Merkel backflip with the German election looming and give Macron another photo op. Italy is there to make up the numbers, as usual.
I watch people in the world Throw away their lives lusting after things, Never able to satisfy their desires, Falling into deeper despair and torturing themselves. Even if they get what they want How long will they be able to enjoy it? For one heavenly pleasure they suffer ten torments of hell, Binding themselves more firmly to the grindstone. Such people are like monkeys Frantically grasping for the moon in the water And then falling into a whirlpool. How endlessly those caught up in the floating world suffer. Despite myself, I fret over them all night And cannot staunch my flow of tears. Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831)