Second Chance

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Two weeks today, the world will be blessed with possibly the only miracle of 2016; Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. In fairness, no matter how you look back at the past year, it hasn’t been great, has it? Brexit and Donald Trump aside; we’ve lost Bowie and Prince; Gene Wilder and Alan Rickman; Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne; the list goes on and on and on. The bad news mill has been relentless this year.

The Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, for me at least, is a light at the end of that tunnel. I need it; the world needs it. Sometimes it’s important to be able to get wrapped up and lost in another world, and in times of darkness, Stars Hollow has been my own personal sanctuary of choice.

For me, the warmth and depth of the characters, the vibrancy of the town and general strength and support of community are an escape that welcome with wide, loving open arms. With the Gilmore Girls, you’re not just watching a family; you’re part of one.

That’s something we all need to hold on to during these trying times. Community. Love. Warmth. Support. Family. This isn’t so much a post about the Gilmore Girls (as excited as I am about it), but about the former. Humans have always been divided; and right now is a time for those on the other side of that divide. It’s not forever. It’s not what we necessarily want; but it’s not forever.

Sit tight, put on a movie that you love or watch a TV show that makes you feel good. Listen to music that helps you relax. Put everything else out your mind for a few moments. The problems aren’t going to go away, but they can afford to wait for a moment.

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That aside, I really can’t wait for the new episodes and to be able to delve back in to the world of the Gilmore Girls at least one more time. It’s a world that I both embraced and felt embraced by for so long; having the opportunity to step into that familiarity once more just feels so unbelievable to me.

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Anyway, sorry for the strangely shaped post today. I’ve not really decided how best to utilise this blog yet, or what my aims will be. I’m certain that I’ll share some of my creative works, and my views, but I’d really like to find some form of structure to my posting method.

Have a great weekend everybody, and I’ll see you on the other side.

Stephen.

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