The good Caratacus provided a link to a toon I should’ve thought of yesterday. It is, of course, When Father Papered The Parlour. The further links are a treasure trove of humour guaranteed to keep you up way past bed time and chortling away happily. It’s a long, long time since I first heard The Bricklayers Lament but still laugh. Carry on and there’s Bob diffusing a bomb. “You’re on the beach and you’ve found a shell....”
However, I eventually ran into a link entitled A Little Girl Gives Coins To A Street Musician And Gets The Best Surprise In Return which, for reasons not yet fully understood, I found incredibly moving. It’s obviously ‘staged’ but it got me pretty choked-up and just this far, you see that? just that far from shedding a tear. Twenty seven odd million views? Makes you feel that possibly, just possibly, there is hope.
See? I’m watching it now and I’m choked again...
Quote; Max Irons.
“Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humour. It's like medicine - very healing.”