Friday, December 3, 2010

The word for today is lonely

Last night, before I went to sleep I had an attack of whistle-itis.  This is where I feel compelled to whistle some melody that is going around and around (and around) in my head.  So, there I am lying in bed whistling "Alone in the World" from the Mr. Magoo Christmas Carol special.  You know the song; is has lines like "Millions of grains of sands in the world; why such a lonely beach?  Millions of pairs of hands in the world; why can't my fingers reach?"
Yeah, that one. The tune is not terribly melancholic.  If you had never heard the lyrics and someone whistled that tune (probably because they HAD to), you'd think it was a love song or a ballad, not necessarily sad.  But it is sad that is.  BTW, that is one of my favorite Christmas Carol versions.  Hey, Dickens!  You the man! 

Then today, Hub and I went to see HP and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.  Talk about L-O-N-E-L-Y!  Whoa!  That whole movie was about loneliness in the face of adversity.  Everyone is all tensed up with worry about the people they love and the inevitable final parting.  Friends fight and young lovers are forced apart and poor Harry has it shoved in his face more than once that he is ALL ALONE in the world.  His family deserts him.  Ron deserts him.  Hermione doesn't but she is tempted when Ron leaves.  I got tears in my eyes more than once watching that film which was also pretty scary.  Lonely and scary.  Now, there's a good time.

That song and that movie made me feel so lucky that I have the Hub and my family and friends.  Take a few moments to offer a prayer for the truly lonely people, and for the temporarily lonely people, too.  Hold them in the Light and envision them in God's hands. 

Now I want to find the Mr. Magoo Christmas Carol DVD.  At least, I know that story has a happy ending and no one ends up all alone.