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This Story is Designed to Burst Your Bubble

How’s your bubble today? Isn’t it lovely and shiny in here, brightly coloured and comfortable. Marvellous to float like this with all the things we hold dear bundled within the orb of our existence.  Wonderful to navigate this bubble beyond the prickly outside where some have no such skin of protection. Such a lovely bubble – see I’ll show you – I’ll shine a bit of its rainbow light on your face. Not too much now, or you might want it for yourself. I’ll just sit on a cushion, stick my fingers in my ears, squeeze my eyes shut, take a nap and wake up when all the nastiness out there is over. Life in a bubble sure is swell. Wait… do people really live like this? If there’s one thing I’ve learnt through the horrific genocide being played out on our television screens, news feeds, newspapers and whatever other way we gather information – it’s that “yes!” people really do live like this. Bubble people are happy to ignore the greater reality and they …