I was having a crisis of confidence this morning.  Feeling really pathetic in the shower. Then I thought of a conversation, had yesterday, about the state of things in the Middle East and how far removed from it we all are in our Western cloud.

I found my inner monologue delivering a pep-talk whilst I was doing my mascara.  It was surprisingly aggressive, like a boot camp coach;

"Stop being such a whiny little bitch and get on with it! Fucking idiot!", the coach said, in Rosie O'Donnell's voice.

Which I thought was pretty weird. 

Sophie Summers