The Kindly Ones

I’m reading The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris in which the main characters are witches. The child in particular fears “The Kindly Ones”. These are normal people who mean well and smother with their kindness. they reach out with kindness until our characters have to flee with the wind before the Kindly ones’ interference becomes too great.

How I sometimes wish I could flee from the kindly ones. they’re everywhere. They mean oh so well but most of the time they haven’t got a clue! they have their own agenda and those of us who don’t fit into that agenda have to be treated with so much kindness to make us realise how we really should conform. if we can’t conform we are to be pitied, so kindly.

About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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2 Responses to The Kindly Ones

  1. ezzie_j says:

    iwwwwww! That made mesmile.I hear ya there.

  2. fleurette67 says:

    I know where you’re coming from
    Hi Mel! I know exactly where you’re coming from with this here entry: you mean those people who pity us for being blind, and insist we need help when we don’t, don’t you? I wish we could avoid such people too, but they’re everywhere. I’m sure their attitude is caused, partly at least, by ignorance, but that doesn’t make the way they treat us acceptable, does it? (Rhetorical question).

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