In a perfect world every new life would be a precious and valued one. In an ideal world every child is safe, loved and nurtured by every adult he has contact with. But if you look around you, read the papers, listen to the news you'll see this isn't that kind of place. With all the technical and social progress the world has never been a more caring, aware place or a more dangerous one! We are awash with societies for the protection of children, animals and the elderly yet we have never had more incidents of abuse, neglect or indeed murder. To realise that even parental love isn't guaranteed or infinite is hard to deal with. I wish I has some answers, explanations or solutions. All I can do is impotently hold up a mirror for those who give a damn to look inwardly. Pathetic but honest!