Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Feel-good Factor
A day when the weather was warm, sunny and spring-like but when I nevertheless was feeling under the weather and distinctly sorry for myself (a subject on which I will elaborate at a future date).
After a necessary shopping trip and a tiny, miniscule amount of easy garden tidying - not to be confused with real gardening - I flopped into a chair with a coffee and turned on the TV.
Having watched the whole of the 6 nations rugby between Wales and England (my side won,) and I then started picking out bits of paper-work that wouldn't wait.
More or less up to date again, I thought "what's on the box now"? and wonder of wonders, found one of my all-time favourites was just starting. "Goodnight Mr Tom", is in my opinion, one of the best films ever made.
Yes I know it is impossibly sentimental in places and East Anglia - which I love - is made to look like a sort of
post-card Nirvana, but the story is gripping from start to finish, the acting superb and the wonderfully happy ending so uplifting that I am totally addicted.
Sometimes it really doesn't take much to turn a mood around, simplistic though it sounds there are so many ways to experience the feel-good factor.