A Weary World

A few days ago I was passing through the living room where the television had been left on. Willy Wonka was on and it was getting close to the end. It was right where Willy Wonka was about to say “I SAID GOOD DAY!” so I had to stop and watch that bit. After this I started to walk away as Charlie lays the Everlasting Gobstopper on Willy Wonka’s desk, or half desk really. Then, as Wonka places his and over it, he says to himself: “So shines a good deed in a weary world”. I did not remember that line but it stopped me.

A weary world.

Exactly that. I, and I’m sure millions of others, are just weary. Just want everything to stop. Just for a minute. I’m tempted to try and cut off my connections to the outside world and just pretend. In the meantime, while I resist that temptation, try to remember just how much illumination the smallest of good deeds give off in this weary world and see if there aren’t some I’m able to do.