So we just found out on Yahoo news that the last white rhinoceros in the world has died, and houses in England are about to topple down the cliff into the sea. This on top of the all consuming worry over that young wife who ran away to her mother's house. She's still there.
In the last fortnight, the young husband's mother, alarmed to hear his voice losing strength, telephoned the young wife, who didn't answer, and then the wife's father, who did. The mother asked what her son had done.
Nothing, he said pleasantly. She just needs time to gauge their compatibility.
But how does she do that if they don't talk? And isn't that what they do BEFORE the wedding? The young man's mother remembered the day she was called to get on the bus NOW and buy a necklace for the engagement. Moments before, the young man had been exhorted to stop thinking about compatibility and just answer YES or NO.
So yes, it's an upside down world.
It turns out though that, moments after the mother called the girl's father, the girl and her family ran over to the Court of Jewish Law to start a divorce. This was sad news, but better than nothing.
So the husband and wife signed, as the rabbi advised, to abide by whatever the marriage counselor says at the end of 75 days and, if he says to divorce, then they do it at the end of the 75 days.
Daddy Universe, catch us! Will we topple down a cliff and fall into the sea?