It is enough to have recognized some of ourselves in comedian Bill Bailey’s astute commentary on the British psyche (which applies to MANY others as well). When he segues into a wild riff on the expression “All things considered” at 2:37 in, we found our view of the world mightily expanded: deeply, hilariously hopeful and amazing…

Uluru
… the Okavango Delta, the cradle of all life…
…the alps…
…the genius of mozart…
…the limpid minimalism of Arvo Part…
…the unplayable piano music of Franz List whose giant manatee like flipper hands means that if you’re not a circus freak or a Yeti you can’t actually play the bloody stuff…

… the tectonic plates inching around the planet knocking our brief dance on the surface…
…those yogurts with fruit in the corner…
…all human artistic endeavor…
…everything that has ever existed at a molecular level…
…pushing someone in a pond when they least expect it…
…sitting around the house in your pants eating gluten for a laugh…
…wars…
…religion…
…ideology…
…a rose…
…opening up a new jar of instant coffee with a back end of a teaspoon…
….THE SENSATION OF THAT!!!
…the baffling longevity of Linked-In…
….
…standing on the Rialto Bridge at midnight covered in Marmite naked chucking wine gummies at tourists, shouting “I forgive you!”
…the uncountable stars…
…the boundless universe beyond which our imagination founders on a distant shore where we dare to touch the hem of infinity’s cloak…

You considered the opalescence that shimmers on the surface of a tear, that wells up in a shepherd’s eye as he marvels at the beauty of yet another Patagonian sunrise?

You considered THAT?

With thanks to Ruth Kissane!!!

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