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~