Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hush Little Boys -- repost from Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mr. Eric Gudmunsen sent this song to me last night, and I got his permission to share it with all of you:


Mr. Gudmunsen is a Comedian-Singer/Songwriter-Musician from Dundee, Scotland, who currently lives in the Canary Islands with his Irish wife.  He wrote this song as a protest against clergy abuse.  He said that when he performs it, people laugh for a couple lines and then stop and listen.  My daughter described the song as both depressing and funny.  

Sometimes things are so bad all we can do is laugh at how bad they are.  Many years ago I met a Peace Corp volunteer who had returned from Africa.  She told me that Peace Corp volunteers who come back from South America, come back politically active.  Those who come back from Asia,  come back spiritually oriented.  Those who come back from Africa, come back laughing.

“Is that because Africans are fun loving people?” I asked.

“No,” she replied, “It’s because the problems in Africa are so bad that all you can do is laugh.”

The value of laughing at problems is that we don’t become so mired in them that we can’t move forward.

Thank you Mr. Gundmunsen for helping us laugh.

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