What better reason to be cheerful could there be than my letter B in this challenge which takes us to the very beginning for us all, yes, that's right, babies.
To hold a newborn baby in your arms is to hold hope. To think of anything other than the potential for good embodied in that baby is to give in to all that can make life so dark.
I am aware that giving birth and raising babies is hard work and that some people are decidedly ambivalent about having children, but even so, my point remains, each and every baby that is born could grow up to be the most wonderful person ever.
|A baby, er, hatching out.|
Today's musical offering to send you whistling on your way is Rachel Sweet singing B-A-B-Y. It's not about babies as such, but it does have the word baby in it a lot. Also it is a mighty fine single from Stiff Records, which, of course, was Ian Dury's label and he gave us Reasons To Be Cheerful.
- Question: Are babies bundles of joy or do you agree with writer Cyril Connolly, who said: "There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall." Not that I'm trying to influence you in the comments I hope you leave but...c'mon now, Cyril, lighten up a bit.
* Picture of baby from Wellcome Images and used under a Creative Commons Lience.