Monday, 4 July 2011

All the help that we can get

Every time I read news stories like these, I think of this poem. There isn't enough information on this particular case to make any useful comment at this stage, but an open mindedness about the circumstances in which things we may consider unthinkable happen is never a bad starting point.

[The video is a reading of Adrian Mitchell's translation of Brecht's 'About the child murderer Marie Farrar. A text version is available here - you'll need to scroll down a little.]


Maia said...

Thank you for posting this - so important and pertinent (and I cried listening to it).

Julie said...

I just read it, didn't watch it, very powerful stuff, thank you. Compassion.