- 29 Mar 11
Global catastrophes such as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami remind us that life is fragile and precious
The ravages of our early and extreme winter are fading fast. The weather is benign. Green shoots are pushing through the earth. Hordes of schoolchildren racket through suburban roads on one project or another. The peloton of cyclists hurtles through the morning traffic again. Soccer pitches are on once more. The first swallows of the year have been seen in Cork. Spring has sprung. Things are falling into place, as they do.