No matter how fast you knifed butter onto the tots’ baked potato bits this evening, it never had time to melt. The butter just disappeared, via smeary fingers, straight into their mouths.
You are moved tonight by news that Charter 08 drafter Liu Xiaobo, now serving out an 11-year sentence for peacefully advocating justice and democracy, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A man of courage, integrity, humility. Sometimes it feels ok to be a member of our species.
MORE BUTTER, Daddy!
The magic word? MORE BUTTER