Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
Alice: I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Won't You Be My Neighbour?
I never watched Mister Rogers as a child since we only got two tv stations at the farm, CBC and CTV. I grew up on Mr. Dressup, who I loved and saw live, twice. But of course my kids have never lived without satellite, so they've both watched Mister Rogers a bit over the years. The Mister Rogers Remixed/Garden of Your Mind video that was commissioned by PBS has been making the rounds on Twitter, and we've probably watched it 20 times. It reminded me of an article I read about Fred Rogers that was so moving that I felt disappointed he hadn't been a fixture of my own childhood. Once you've read it you should watch the video clip of his Emmy acceptance speech, which is also very affecting.