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May the power of the brolly live on!

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Sunday's Thought for the Day
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly

Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/Warhorsemovie/war-horse-stills/

Lord, be my vision, supreme in my heart
Mary E Byrne (1880-1931), Eleanor H Hull (1860-1935) © Chatto and Windus, Jubilate Hymns

At the risk of using War Horse stills to serve my own purposes, I have decided to run with the above image anyway to illustrate the words of the hymn. The alternative would have been to run with an image from the Crusades which would have been deeply offensive (quite rightly) to my Muslim friends.

This is just one verse from the above hymn that we sang at All Souls last Sunday:

Lord, be my breastplate, my sword for the fight:
Be my strong armour, for you are my might;
You are my shelter and you my high tower -
Raise me to heaven, O power of my power.


As I have already admitted, I am a sucker for military metaphors and stirring battle hymns. They are my guilty pleasure.

Finally, best of luck to War Horse in the BAFTAs today - you deserve every single award that you win! You should by rights have also been up for both Best Film and Best Director, but best not get me started on that one! Suffice to say, I don't think the right films have got through onto the shortlist for either the Best Film or the Best Director categories.

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I read the posts I missed backwards, only to finish my reading with your Sunday's thought. I had had a quick glance at it on Sunday but didn't have a chance to read it properly.

Did I already said that I enjoy your writing very much, because it finds an echo in me and trigger some good thinking!

I am really looking forward to meeting you because I have a feeling that we will have some very nice discussions! :)

"Did I already said that I enjoy your writing very much, because it finds an echo in me and trigger some good thinking!"
Thank you - what a wonderful compliment. It makes me feel all warm inside.

"I am really looking forward to meeting you because I have a feeling that we will have some very nice discussions! :)"
Ditto!

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