In a lonely place
Sadly, the fugitive Raoul Moat has killed himself rather than go peacefully into police custody, on the bank of a river in an area he loved as a child. He was heard to say "I don't have a dad"... and that no one cared for him. Poignant words, that remind us how often the roots of crime and violence are a wounded heart, a lonely soul. May he rest in peace. May his victims, also, find peace.