Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Re - Challenged

The children and I have been watching Pollyanna – the BBC version. Very good. Very timely.

Pollyanna generally got very bad press from the sort of sophisticated realists who raised me. Yet every time I read the book or watch an adaptation I’m challenged. Because in:

A world of grief and pain.

Flowers bloom,

Even then.

And perhaps God gave us the flowers for the pain!

I needed to be challenged last week.

So thank God for Eleanor Porter and her Pollyanna - and for BBC remakes.

(But if you feel you want a new twist on the subject – something a little less precocious and uproariously funny – look for these two Singaporean films:  “I Not Stupid” and “I Not Stupid, Too.” Especially the second one.)

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