Oh another thought … obviously it’s been a slow day. Was reminded of the Pandora myth again (via the jewellery not the planet). I think the message is that if you’ve let War, Death, Famine and Plague out, that having hope left is somehow A Good Thing. but actually it’s totally the opposite. Like death, supposing you live in a place where life expectancy is 40 and you die at 45, you’re happier than if you hope to live to 80 and still die at 45. My cats get really riled if i take out their food, because they hope to be fed, whereas without the noise of their food rattling they’d be OK a bit longer (not that going for a few hours without their Dreamies constitutes famine, but you get my point). Nope that myth is totally screwed. The Four Horseman may lay you out on the floor, but it’s Hope that follows it up with a swift kick to the nuts.