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It’s a Small World. How often have you heard that said or said it yourself? I have heard it countless times over the years. The first time it really stuck in my mind though was the first time I was in USA. I had heard so much about the theme parks and was fit to burst as I entered the Magic Kingdom. I must admit I was a bit blown away by it all I wandered aimlessly. I eventually decided it was time to do a ride. I checked the map found my
Yesterday, I had coffee with Mairie the woman in the next door office. We had a great chat, solved a few of those problems of the world. I had mentioned Broxburn, a small town in West Lothian, where I had stayed for a few years. She said, “Oh I know Broxburn, I grew up in Bathgate”. What went on from there was amazing. We shared where we lived, went to school. Unbelievably her father was a doctor and I went to his surgery, though he wasn’t my G.P. It didn’t just stop at this conversation, I spent last night thinking about where I grew up. So many memories flooded back and having someone else to bounce of made me think of things I thought I had long since forgotten. Yes she said those words, “it’s a small world!”
It is funny, a word or phrase can evoke strong emotions, positive or negative and can in some cases create a physical response. Do you remember in the Back to the Future films, Marty McFly can’t help but respond to one word, no matter how illogical. Call Marty “Chicken” and you can almost define the response you will get. Words are powerful, you are going through your normal every day life and you hear a word or use a word with someone else and things change.