Today I was going to write about me, again. It was to be a, hopefully, amusing piece in which a humorous link would be forged between a Luftwaffe bombing raid over London in 1944 and my birth in a London hospital as the bombs fell. I had looked at it this morning, and dumped it in the trash. In February, a year earlier, a young German student called Sophie Scholl was guillotined by the Nazis for non violent protest at their regime. I know this because I saw it this morning in that collection of trivia that we call Twitter, and it moved me.