THIS PIECE TODAY IN THE DAILY MAIL on Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson's Necker Island playground retreat and the catastrophic inferno that recently destroyed it is worth a read. Is it also a cautionary tale of excess and decadence for the rich and famous? It's a rhetorical question of course.
Sure he'll try to rebuild and the booze and partying will go on as if nothing ever happened. But if it were me (Yes, I know it's really I), I'd do a little inner inventory to see if there might not be a deeper message to this catastrophe than just the whims of Mother Nature---and Hurricane Irene. There's always a feedback loop in our lives that often starts as a whisper, becoming louder, until it sounds like a scream. SOMEONE is trying to get Branson's attention, you think? And he---Mick Jagger's decadent aging look-alike---fails to listen at his great peril.