i admit to watching a mandy moore flick a while back but what i took from it was this:
Anna Foster: As soon as this train stops, we’re going to go our separate directions.
McGruff: Hey, chilly-willy, Squabblers, take a few of these on your solo travels then.
Ben Calder: What are these? Six-Million-Dollar Man stickers?
McGruff: These stickers are my contribution to the global community. Everyone I meet gets a handful. Your job: post them up! Pound one on a door, slap one on a kiosk, place one on a postbox, wherever your life may lead you.
Anna Foster: And then what?
McGruff: Then, nothing. You forget about the sticker, you move on. One day, maybe you’re a little down in the dregs, and all of a sudden, there it is! The corner of a window, the door of a subway, the side of a telephone booth, one of the stickers. And it puts a smile of your face because you know you are not alone in the world; we’re all connected.
Ben Calder: Wanker.
i notice the south african version of this in the most pertinent of moments:
everything is going to be ok
a little black rectangle in elevators, on public restroom mirrors, on register computers at the supermarket
and suddenly it is
and i am grateful