I’m not sure why or how but for some strange reason the chorus from this awesome musical song is stuck in my head. Maybe it is due to my son commenting that he had put too much liquid in his oats and was having gruel for breakfast, or maybe it is my efforts to eat somewhat healthier that has created a poverty mentality around food…or maybe I would like to be taken on a date to a musical – with dinner either before or after. Who knows.
Sadly I have found myself singing in the car, humming in my office and generally obsessed with “Hot sausage and mustard”.Is it worth the waiting for? If we live ’til eighty four All we ever get is gruel! Ev’ry day we say our prayer Will they change the bill of fare? Still we get the same old gruel! There is not a cust, not a crumb can we find, Can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge, But there’s nothing to stop us from getting a thrill When we all close our eyes and imagine Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! While we’re in the mood, Cold jelly and custard! Pease pudding and saveloys! What next is the question? Rich gentlemen have it, boys – Indigestion! Food, glorious food! We’re anxious to try it. Three banquets a day, Our favourite diet! Just picture a great big steak , Fried, roasted or stewed. Oh, food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Glorous food. Food, glorious food! What is ther emore handsome? Gulped, swallowed or chewed, Still worth a king’s ransom. What is it we dream about? Wat brings on a sigh? Piled peahes and cream , about Six feet high! Food, glorious food! Eat right through the menu. Just loosen your belt, Two inches and then you Work up a new appetite in this interlude The food, Once again, food Fabulous food, Glorious food. Food, glorious food! Don’t care what it looks like Burned! Underdone! Crude! Don’t care what the cook’s like. Just thinking of growing fat, Our senses go reeling One moment of knowing that full-up feeling! Food, glorious food! What wouldn’t we give for That extra bit more , That’s all that we live for Why should we be fated to do nothing but brood On food, Magical food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Fabulous food, Beautiful food, Glorious food Oliver! Lyrics source: www.lyricsondemand.com/soundtracks/o/oliverlyrics/foodgloriousfoodlyrics.html
So then I went looking for a suitable image with which to illustrate this post. Something cute, something personal, a picture from the musical,….what will appeal to the masses, what will drive traffic to my blog, what relflects my feelings…… and I found this.
How sobering. real children in our world, in 2012 are still living in the same poverty that the Oliver story portrayed. Children are still being exploited buy unsrcupulous people under the pretext of ‘helping’ and
we I stand by, knowing it is happening, going about my life…..
Right now on the radio is a story highlighting the number of people here in Australia that go without food – not just missing a meal but going whole days without food. This poverty is not only happening ‘other places’ politely called third world countires but here in Australia and back home in New Zealand. What
are we am I doing about this? What can I do? What will I do?
image respectfully borrowed from www.seegodswordinaction.com