This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.
Friday, May 20, 2011
" Now is the End, Perish the World"
It is at times like this that I think of the skit of the Beyond the Fringe satirical review entitled,"The End of the World". It has always made me smile and in a way gave me hope. I recommend it to you. I regret that it is not one of the skits posted on You Tube so you could see and hear it performed.
In our family, we grew up on Beyond the Fringe and a couple of other British satirical reviews.
We, as a family, listened to the records of them over and over again. It got so we knew many of the reviews off by heart, so much so, throughout our lives when a situation prompted us we would quote a phrase or line from one of the skits and the rest of the family would laugh being reminded of the humour of the the whole skit. It became a form of our family language code. I wonder if other families have coded language they enjoy?
There are some You Tube videos available of part of Beyond the Fringe. My favourite skit, if one can have a favourite, when you still laugh out loud at them all, is the one by Alan Bennett, "Take a Pew".It is a parody of a sermon. It became even funnier to me when I came to try to craft sermons for a living. Here it is for your enjoyment, while you are waiting for the end of the World. Perhaps, you will find meaning in it as to how you should have been living your life. :)
Needless to say, I don't put much stock in the idea that the World is about to end. but just in case I have it wrong this time, and this will be my last post I want you to know how much I have enjoyed keeping this blog and getting to know, enjoy and even cherish you, my circle of blogging friends. My only regret is that we never have, and never will, if predictions come true.