Below is my script for Pause for Thought on BBC Radio Devon:
There is nothing quite like snuggling up with your children to watch a cartoon.
As my daughter snuggled in, we enjoyed Disney’s The Jungle Book, and so far this week, we’ve looked at significant themes within the songs: following, contentment, trust and identity.
Now we look at belonging.
Mowgli feels abandoned and alone. A crisis most of us feel at some time.
He walks from the lush forest into the wastelands inhabited by the vultures.
He tells them why he is upset so they decide to sing him a song, that begins like this:
We’re your friends
We’re your friends to the bitter end
Who comes around
To pluck you up
When you are down
And when you’re outside, looking in
Who’s there to open the door?
That’s what friends are for!