Sunday night entertainment was spent crawling through the ever darkening streets attempting to find a spot where I could picture the sunset and feature the large crescent moon. By the time I found a spot it was quite dark and the moon itself looks awfully small in this pic, but it is there! Wonderful sky tonight, the colours are hard to beat as the sun sinks below the distant horizon (there must be hundreds of them there, one goes down there every night!). In spite of the beauty of the skies above I noticed that few appeared to notice. How we miss so much by looking no further than our nose!
The football world was upset today by the news of Gary Speeds death. He was found hanged at home early this morning. Police state that no suspicious circumstances were involved. Forty two year old Speed was manager of the Welsh football team and had a good reputation within football. Only yesterday he had appeared on a TV football programme and had spoken to one or two of his friends and appeared outwardly to be happy enough. Both TV and radio have been filled with stunned friends and colleagues sharing their shock at his death.
The reason for his suicide is not yet known but several articles end with reference to the Samaritans and stress the importance of 'talking to someone' if a man has problems. This is a wise precaution as many men feel despair at their various situations yet will not talk about it to anyone. Some feel weak if they talk, others embarrassed. The Samaritans, as well as doctors and other agencies have seen it all before and are well able to offer a non judgmental listening ear, and able to direct individuals to the help they require. No man needs to suffer in silence!