On Vera, a British detective show starring Brenda Blethyn:
A young woman has been in the news because she’s been missing for 40 days. When her strangled body is found, two detectives begin investigating.
Sergeant: Why is this one so upsetting?
Vera, the boss: It’s the publicity. We feel we knew her. It’s more personal.
So simple, so true.
Doesn’t that also explain mass mourning for people we’ve never met? Princess Diana, President Kennedy, and many more.
Bev! Saw your picture on the river Sunday morning when I checked into my Twitter feed. Looks blissful. Maybe we’ll make a trip out your way someday. Scott has no excuses now, although he’ll manage to come up with some anyway. I teased him that, now he’s a world traveller, if I want him to go somewhere with me I’ll expect him to say yes, sure. I’m guessing he feels pretty safe there, as I’ve no travel inklings whatsoever. But that can change. Who knows?