Sitting in my comfy chair this morning, sipping coffee, swiping through the news on my iPad I see this…..
(Caption: Tibetan exile Janphel Yeshi, 27, is engulfed in flames after he set himself on fire during a protest in New Delhi on March 26, 2012. A Tibetan exile set himself on fire and suffered life-threatening burns as he ran down a street in New Delhi March 26 to protest against a visit this week to India by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Photo: Strdel / AFP/Getty Images)
…and I am jolted awake. A few moments later I see this….
(Caption: A Burmese worker hangs up freshly silkscreened National League for Democracy party (NLD) tshirt ahead of the parliamentary elections March 26, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen ill while campaigning for Myanmar’s upcoming by-elections and has currently suspended her tour days ahead of the polls according to medical advice. Photo: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images.)
…and ponder our democracy wondering if we’re not taking it for granted.