Is it just me or has the world gone mad? In the last few weeks it feels as if there’s been crisis after crisis followed by scandal and mayhem. Covid. Omicron. Convoys. War. It’s as if two years of pandemic has unleashed a plague of madness. In times like these, it’s hard to promote my normal blog-fare of conviviality. But perhaps, because of times like these, it’s needed even more.
So, I’ll take a moment. Close my eyes and shut out the headlines. Breathe deeply and think “What was the last good …?”
What was the last good … thing I ate?
It was a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate bar that I had squirrelled away for a dark and gloomy day. The flavor was Fruit & Nuts and I remember it as being my father’s favorite.
When he was a boy, my father worked in his Auntie’s shop where he was supposed to unpack stock and put them away on the shelves. One day, instead of loading the shelves, he munched on the chocolates. Before he knew it, he’d eaten an entire carton of Cadbury Fruit & Nut Chocolate bars.
Today, he is 88 years old, diabetic and hasn’t eaten sugar for decades. When I tell him about my chocolate stash, he chuckles and tells me this story again.
What was the last good … show I watched?
It was the entire season of All Creatures Great and Small, remade by BBC in 2020. I’d read and loved the original James Herriott books and thoroughly enjoyed the first serialization by BBC. On Monday night, I was skimming through CBC Gem (a Canadian TV streaming service) when I stumbled upon the 2020 remake. I watched Episode 1, was hooked and binged on the entire Season 1.
What was the last good … comic that reflected my life?
It was this one which portrays an all-too-familiar predicament.
And now it’s your turn. I encourage you to take a moment, step back from the news and take a calming breath. Consider all things recent which have been positive for you and use it as inspiration for this week’s challenge.
The Friendly Friday Challenge is to complete the thought “What was the last good …” thing that happened to you and share it with us.
Feel free to share a picture, a photo, a story, a poem. It’s your choice. This Friendly Friday Challenge topic is good for two weeks up until March 10th, after which a new topic will be issued by guest host, Sofia from Photografias.
Until then, I look forward to reading your posts. Have fun!