The self-pleasuring bus driver… UPDATES

You know, no matter how convinced I am that the world has gone completely nuts, there is always a story that makes me realize that I’d only skimmed the surface of the thought. I recall a friend of mine telling me of a fellow sitting across the aisle of an airplane and contentedly snipping his toenails during the flight.

So…there’s this bus driver, and it’s rush-hour in the tri-state area. And all I can think is…what brought this on? Was it the tunnel? A memory of Hitchcockian imagery? (Don’t be that way, I mean Alfred. Can’t help the guy’s name.)

The news report that follows doesn’t actually need to be seen, to be believed — and in fact it is appropriately pixilated — but we may take it as evidence that our broken-ness is increasingly being demonstrated by a callous disregard for the presence or sensibilities of those with whom we have to share the planet.

This story just makes me really sad.

And it makes me realize that I do not pray enough. Prayer and fasting are two disciplines I need to embrace more fully. For my own sake, because I am a sinful person in need of mercy, and for the sake of the life of the world, because we’re all in this together.

UPDATE:
Just read this awful story. Sorry to drag you down, today. Lots of prayers for that little boy.

PALATE CLEANSER:
Leah Libresco comes to the rescue with 7 reasons to find the world an “unaccountably delightful place!”

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