It’s really not nearly as bad as the pictures and captions above may suggest. Cheer can still be found. Such as in local cafes where the owners go out of their way to chat and greet you warmly. And in flower shops, second hand shops, menswear shops etc. where goodwill abounds. Singers singing in brick alleys. But next time we go downtown, we’re taking the bus. There’s a dearth of parking space in downtown Dunedin.
There’s always a rainbow. Always blue sky between clouds. Despite the clouds.
One of our granddaughters loves her AA Milne books. Loves Christopher Robin and because of Christopher Robin, loves her umbrella (her ‘umbella’.) The other day as they left in the rain, her Dad said, “Tut, tut, it looks like rain” (quoting CR) and my granddaughter, holding high her see-through, rainbow-festooned umbrella, strutted down the path ahead of him in her size two red bands, replying, ‘Tut, tut, it looks like rain.” Sometimes a moment like that doesn’t need a photograph to be remembered. And sometimes a moment like that is all it takes to make it a good day.