Impossible Dreams

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe

News yesterday included ‘Who paid for Downing Street refurbishments?’ and ‘April had too much frost and not enough rain’.

More important news came from Norwich City: ‘…it’s time to give our popular mascot an exciting new look ahead of our return to the Premier League.’

A new Captain Canary! Returning to the Premier League! Staying there? The impossible Dream?

To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

Yesterday we had our second Covid vaccination. We continue to be impressed with and grateful for ‘the system’. Things are gradually return to ‘normal’.

The shocking covid-related suffering and death in India puts our situation into perspective… We hope and pray for an end to the global-ness of the pandemic… The impossible dream?  

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far

Lockdown over the past year has had an alarming effect on the mental health of teenage girls.

One local high school has the girls toilets specially cleaned every day because of the blood from girls self-harming.

Cases of girls suffering with anorexia has more than trebled. This week a friend wrote of a young teenage family member suffering with anorexia:

‘She is at the point where she’s not just being restrained to have the tube feed but today she was strapped in a chair with her head also being held as she is resisting so much…’

We can’t despair or ignore the suffering of others. We must hang on to hope; people and situations can change…

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

My Christian faith speaks of hope coming through suffering, and one particular man who went through suffering so that all can have hope.

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