A break from my narcissistic blathering because I am, once again, left speechless. Over the past few months, the floods and earthquakes have driven us all to do a bit of personal reflection, to take stock of what we have and to be grateful for the fact that we were spared. Over the past four days, we have done this again as we watch the tragedy in Japan. So as I listen to the TV news humming in the background, and the rain falling outside my window, all I can say is that my prayers are with those affected, and each of us should hold those we love that little bit tighter tonight.