There are lots of things I am thinking about at the moment. They change with the day, but here are some recurring thoughts. Some serious, some more fluffy and light.
I am thinking of the poor families of the passengers of the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished off the face of the earth.
I am thinking of all of the times I got on planes to travel here and there. The trust I put in the pilot, my fellow passengers. That I didn't get too annoyed about the safety and security measures, because they were there to protect us. The times where I didn't even think about the risk of a crash.
Mostly the civil aviation authorities are one step ahead of major disasters. The carry-on luggage rules become ever-more strict.
In the past, I have made big journeys just after big disasters - a couple of months after 11/9/2011. Four weeks after the London bombings in 2005. I am going to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday on an MH flight.
These things are terrible, and (hopefully) make us take stock of how lucky we are. We hug our loved ones goodbye just that little more fervently.
We also remember that we must continue to live how we want to.
I am thinking about Scott Ludlam's speech to an empty senate chamber. Good thing it has gone viral. How eloquent it seems in comparison to the man who runs our country. How frustrating it is that good ideas and the ability to verbalise and sell them shrink in the public consciousness next to pandering to people's less honourable instincts.
I am thinking about child marriage in Iraq. How girls as young as nine are able to be married off, overseen by clerics.
I am thinking about how, when you chop off one head, the one that grows in its place may also be problematic.
I am thinking about a difficult and unpleasant encounter I had at work on Friday. Did I try my very best? I think so. Would I handle it differently in future? Probably yes. Not because that would necessarily be the right thing to do, it's just so I am less likely to have this sort of thing happen again. Unfortunately, we have to protect ourselves.
But that is all a bit heavy, is it not?
There was a lot of buzz about the Oscars frocks. I liked Cate's frock. Lupita's has grown on me. Kate Hudson's was smart too. The rest were very meh.
The more important question that I pondered was "which Hollywood actor would I do?".
I have to say that Leonardo Di Caprio does nothing for me. Too baby faced.
Brad Pitt, ditto.
Matthew McConaughey - hmmmm, maybe.
There are three I luff.
James Spader (nowadays, not when he was young)
You all probably think I am mad.
I love them because they are, at least on screen, very confident. They are quirky and clever. They have a bit of menace about them. None of them are classically good looking.
It just shows you the difference between attractiveness and good looks.
Speaking of Kevin Spacey, HOW GOOD IS THE SHOW "HOUSE OF CARDS"?!?!?!
That Frank and Claire are diabolical. They manipulate with sociopathic disregard for the wants or needs of others. Others, such as Russo, just go to water in their presence. I can't stop thinking about that scene where Russo goes to Frank's house with the aim of beating him up, Claire kindly invites him in, then Frank humiliates him, almost goading him into self-harm
It is compelling watching, particularly with such brilliant actors.
I also have recently had an MRI of my spine. I have had longstanding back issues. The scan revealed only old problems, which was a relief.
I have seen physios and sports doctors about the problem, and done lots of Pilates. None of which have given very durable relief.
So I went to see an osteopath. I have to say I was quite impressed, how he looked at my body in its entirety, and gave me a sensible explanation for why I was getting pain, and what I could do about it. I am relieved to say that it's not all in my head, rather a series of weaknesses/tightnesses in certain places which add up to give pain.
Also, my fella and I are looking into getting a dog. I miss my little Candydog. I will let you know how that goes.
What is on your mind at the moment?
Which Hollywood star would you do?
Do you see any body therapists? Do you swear by acupuncture, or go for Reiki?