Monday, February 12, 2007

My Everlasting Valentine

I have two Valentine's Day banners to fly on Wednesday, weather permitting. The first is for the winner of the Meridian News Tonight competitition, over Southend but the second is a true heartbreaker.

It's for an elderly pensioner who lost his wife last year. He has just had his leg amputated in hospital and he wants a banner over his home with "Rose We Love You Forever."

It's an incredibly touching gesture and I had a lump in my throat when I spoke with him.

1 comment:

Michael Child said...

It would seem likely that the media will be taking an interest in this one, I suspect that some teenagers will be interviewed, it is not unlikely that adult tricks will be used. It is however very unlikely that any intelligent children's opinions will be genuinely begged for. Minds like computers tend to run differently depending on how old they are. I recently watched one of the more intelligent adults I know read a very important document written by an intelligent younger person, the adult who was intent in picking apart the grammatical errors in the document, seemed to be missing the point entirely.

Consulting a teenager myself over this matter, one sometime needs to bring an expert with specialist knowledge, among other things he drew to my attention the words of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) "I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."

I have pointed out to some of the youth of today, that although blogs smack a bit of Die Flamme (Pronounced De Flamer, German magazine used to promote the Nazi party in the 30s they would lampoon public figures and if what they said was called the lie, that it was, would pretend it was a joke) that they may wish to comment on a matter that pertains to them, they could even pretend that some of the comments were serious.