As a financially-challenged single mother I don’t usually have the money to buy myself special presents but last Christmas I made an exception. I’ve waited more than 25 years to see the sassy, funny, extraordinary Sinead O’Connor and tonight I’m going to the Sydney Opera House to hear her live. Her music has helped me through some really tough times and I cannot wait to see her up close.
Of course Santa is having a happy Christmas, he knows where all the naughty people live and he gets to party with them. I hope when Santa drops down my chimney that he is good looking and he finds out I’ve been naughty and my children have been nice. Merry Christmas, here come the reindeer.
I’m so sad about Jyoti, the poor woman who was attacked by six men in India, what a terrible way to die. Jyoti was a medical student, I wonder at the good she would have done in her country had she lived. I hope her death makes us change the world and bring an end to assaults against women. Like the shooting of innocent babies in Connecticut USA, may her violent shocking death make us wake up to change. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “Her body has passed away, but her soul shall forever stir our hearts.”
She is one of my favourite singers, a fiery, feisty Irish wonder. In Chinese astrology Sinead O’Connor is a Fire Horse, some people apparently find female fire horses scary. I’m one too. This is Sinead at her powerful best.