Versions of what happened Monday morning are flying fast and furious, and whatever you want to believe, the situation is outrageous. Humanitarian aid should be allowed to reach those who need it, and the fact that it requires a "freedom flotilla" to bring food and medicine to people living in a state of siege is insane. Rather than pound you over the head with rhetoric, which would be easy here from my cosy armchair, allow me to express solidarity for the suffering peoples of Gaza and the West Bank and offer a prayer for their swift relief from oppression by Israel and Hamas, who appear to be connected with the organizers of the flotilla.
I listened to The Magnetic Fields this morning, always good for lifting your mood. Here's one of their songs for your listening pleasure: