# blog World events as seen from Oxfordshire

Well, apologies it is a few days since I have managed to find time to put fingers to keys.  Quite a few things have been happening in our world again and I wonder now how true the words of Nostradamus are?

The “seven signs” mentioned in the Old Testament are: religious deception, internal revolution, worldwide war, famine, the poisoning of the earth, earthquakes, and plagues and disease. Some of Nostradamus’ quatrains deal with the likes of  famine, plague, and earthquakes. Are these all linked or is it just a coincidence that some of his writings appear to have some basis on events in the world today.

There have been uprisings of some magintude over the centuries but as we get more advanced with weaponary and technology are we not pushing ourselves towards destruction? Why is there so much anger in the world and why are there people who will do anything for power risking the devastation of their country and of their people?

It seems unlikely sitting here in the Oxfordshire countryside with the birds tweeting and dogs and horses as company but with radio and television reports the other side of life is brought right into our own home.  Sometimes its hard to believe that this is happening and unless you have experienced such violence I don’t think we have any way of knowing what it must feel like.

I know that when I am at home and work I find it difficult to imagine other people in other countries are going about their daily business just as I am, it all seems to be very remote and imaginary. I know that it is all happening around the world just like here but it is a strange feeling, just as I find it puzzling that people can watch me go about my daily tasks and I can’t.  I often wonder what I look like to others, but that is for another blog.