Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today is a día festivo in Galicia, in honour of St James, or Santiago.

But there is nothing festive about the region and today's Santiago festivities have been cancelled. This, of course, is because of the tragic train crash last night in which at least 77 people died.

Some, at least, of these were on their way to religious celebrations in the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela. If I weren't already an atheist, this would make me question the existence of an allegedly benevolent god.

Appropriately, the Atlantic Blanket has descended on us this morning, after weeks of sun.  So, maybe there really are weather gods.

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