Mr Benn, a man wearing a black suit and bowler hat, leaves his house at 52 Festive Road London, and visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit. He walks through a magic door at the back of the changing room and enters a world appropriate to his costume, where he has a adventure. There is always a moral to be learned from the story, before the shopkeeper reappears to lead him back to the changing room.
Mr Benn returns to his normal life, but is left with a small souvenir of his magical adventure.
As a child, Mr Benn was my favourite cartoon that aired on television from 1971 until 2005.
I just loved the idea that Mr Benn could be whomever he wanted to be depending on what outfit he chose to wear on that particular day.
Who would you be if you could choose any outfit right now?
I thought sooner or later The lights up above Will come down in circles and guide me to love But I don’t know what’s right for me I cannot see straight I’ve been here too long and I don’t want to wait for it
Fly like a cannonball Straight to my soul Tear me to pieces and make me feel whole I’m willing to fight for it and carry this weight But with every step I keep questioning what is true
Fall on me With open arms Fall on me From where you are Fall on me With all your light With all your light With all your light With all your light
Soon you will find what your heart wants to know Don’t give up hope for I know you are close And all you have ever dreamed, wished you could ever be Is waiting to find you wherever you go Believe in yourself, ever step that you take Know I am smiling with pride everyday My love will forever be, stronger than stone Don’t be afraid you are never alone
Andrea Bocelli – Fall On Me
The words resonate.
It’s damp outside and even though the land needs watering, it feels miserable.
So much has changed and there’s even more that hasn’t.