This song really speaks to me:
Any time you hear the thunder rumble down,
Don’t let Hope tumble down, or castles crumble down.
If the blues appear, just make the best of them,
Just make a jest of them, don’t be possessed of them.
At the risk of sounding like there’s platitude in us,
Here’s what I believe should be the attitude in us.
Aaaa sunny disposith will always see you through.
When up-above the skies are black, sad, all being blue.
Mr. Trouble always makes our faces long.
But a song will have him saying so-long!
[Wooster: Do you know what I look for in a song Jeeves?
Jeeves: Aaa, not precisely Sir, no, though, I have often speculated!
Wooster: A spot of philosophy, Jeeves. Something to make you think. Just you listen to this …]
It really doesn’t pay, to be a gloomy pill,
Its absolutely most redic, positively sill.
The rain may pitter-patter, it really doesn’t matter,
For life can be delish with a sunny dispositish ….
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX66cldEBKU&feature=relmfu] start at 1:16 :)
My Man Jeeves, The Glass Palace, Shantaram, Three cups of tea, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Devils Desciple, Quo Vadis, Of Human Bondage, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Namesake, Interpreter of Maladies, The Hunchback of Norte-Dame, Great Expectations, A tale of Two Cities, Saint Joan,
Spy Games, The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Schindler's List, The Dark Knight, Fight Club, Casablanca, The Silence of the Lambs, Lawrence of Arabia, Inglourious Basterds, Batman Begins, Hotel Rwanda, You've Got Mail, Meet Joe Black, Troy
TED, Family Guy, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister
a pencil and copious amounts of paper,
Not necessarily in that order