I am not a big fan of the TV show South Park. Sure I like to laugh but sometimes I found this show pushed the envelope on what felt comfortable to me. Not judging any die-hard fans. To each his own as they say.
Pony had just turned 9 when this show first aired. We were living in town at the time and had cable TV but only basic. South Park was not on our TV line up and even if it was, we knew better. Though animated, the content was purely adult. Imagine our surprise when we got called to the school because Pony was quoting South Park during recess.
The little rascal had found a way to watch with his friends who had the supreme cable package. No more sleepovers without parental supervision. That was about the time when the boys began to stay exclusively at our house. And I am not naive enough to think they still didn’t get into “stuff”. Even today they like to shock me with tales of their antics. Lalalalalala. I do not want to know. Oy Ve!
Any Who, see how my mind wonders. I came here to quote from the show even though I do not particularly care for it. Demonstrates nothing is absolute because even in irreverence, there is hope/beauty/goodness.
Butters from South Park said:
“Well yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt somethin’ really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good, so I guess what I’m feelin’ is like, a beautiful sadness.”
Missing loved ones near and far; here and especially in the netherworld. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
As always, more to come.