Thursday, February 09, 2012

The wonders of Google

I came across Kahlil Gibran’s piece On Friendship this week for the first time, and when I came to the last line it was oddly familiar. i read it several times trying to remember where I had heard it before, but I was stumped. For the next couple of days, every time i thought about it I heard a deep male voice, attractive, American, saying the words. Who on earth was it? The only American male voice I can hear in my head is Garrison Keillor’s, because i listen to him reading his Leaving Home stories in the car all the time. But this was not him. Who could it be? It was driving me crazy.
I turned to Google. i typed in the words and searched and got loads of links to Gibran, of course, but then there was a link to Friends, specifically the episode where Chandler proposes to Monica (oh how I hate the nauseating sickly sweetness of that scene) and immediately I realised who was saying the words that I liked so much – Richard, played by Tom Selleck.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

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