When we had a tough day, the family would curl up under a blanket and watch “Much Ado About Nothing” with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branaugh. Shakespeare’s plot is like tissue here, but the movie is very calming, perhaps because there are no huge issues. If I am alone in the car, I listen to Kenny Loggins sing the lullaby,”All The Pretty Little Ponies”. Believe me, when you’re an adult, no one sings you lullabies any more. You still need lullabies, perhaps more than when you were tiny. The monsters are real now. Taking a brief respite from your burdens is not immature. You are safeguarding your sanity and quite possibly the safety of others.
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