Don’t Panic!

As a teen, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy entertained and delighted me. Since then, I have read the sequels (all 4 of them – I have not yet gotten to Eoin Colfer’s 6th of the series), watched the serialisations & movies (although I found them not as satisfying), sampled Neil Gaiman’s Don’t Panic, reread the books and introduced them to my offspring.

After several conversations yesterday with family in Arizona & London, I fell into an uneasy sleep, with thoughts of their safety and well-being in the midst of this growing madness.

As I woke this morning, I took comfort in the advice given on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide. As the day dawns yet again, I am grateful for another Pancake Sunday, for the Sun shining brightly, for the convivial family time (one is baking brownies for a friend, one is reading, one is doing crocheting while doing her homework online, and I am here in this space connecting with my BlogFriends.

Keep safe and stay healthy, my friends!

Leaving you with some other quotable quotes from Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. ~The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy~

Just when you think life can’t possibly get any worse it suddenly does. ~Marvin, the Paranoid Android~

Two heads are not necessarily better than one. ~Zaphod Beeblebrox~

There are few things in the universe better than a solid cup of tea. ~Arthur Dent~

If you are unsatisfied in your lot in life, just be glad you are not an elevator. ~The Elevator~

It is the questions, not the answers, that truly matter. ~Deep Thought~

13 Replies to “Don’t Panic!”

    1. I did watch the series in its entirety! I grumble that it is not as good as the books (as I am wont to do with most book-to-film/series conversions, except maybe with the exception of Neverwhere) but actually, I wouldn’t have dreamt of not finishing the lot.

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      1. I feel the same way. I think the only series I’ve ever preferred to the book was Brideshead Revisited — the 1980s BBC version. I couldn’t bring myself to watch the more recent film after seeing the trailer.


        1. I think you are smarter than I, Su. I just can’t help myself even if I know that a remake or a sequel will be disappointing.

          I am a diehard Pride & Prejudice fan – book as well as the original series with Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle. But I persist in watching every production following. And then sigh at the end of them.

          Now that you’ve brought Brideshead Revisited back to mind, I am going to watch it again!!!!

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          1. I must admit, the Firth/Ehle Pride and Prejudice was really good — or maybe it’s just that Colin Firth was (is) so watchable!

            I’m getting ready to do Sarah’s film challenge and I’ve realised there is one film that I vastly prefer to the book, and it will be the first I write about, this Friday.


  1. Sage advice for these times> I was introduced to Hitchhikers by my Maths teacher, who told me that my homework that evening was to listen to BBC Radio 4 at 9pm. It was the re-broadcast of the first episode! The beggining of a long love affiar…..

    I’m in self isolation, and you have remined me to re-listen. In my dressing gown of course!


  2. Love the Hitchhiker’s!!! Also haven’t read the last one by Colfer yet but look forward to it. 😄 Great quotes! Should this last longer than anyone could wish for I might just re-read it again. 😉


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