Now, it’s very important that we don’t judge people simply because of wherever it is they might have come from. Whether they’ve shimmied through pipes containing matter of questionable origin or hopped a fence or anything like that, you certainly ought to make them feel welcome. Even if they’re someone who, for some reason you can’t quite put your finger on, makes you feel uncomfortable. Given the fact that they’ve gone through all that effort to get to where you are they probably deserve to be there. Possibly even more than you.
With all this in mind, be kind to Violet. She’s been through a lot to arrive at this particular point in her story. I’m sure you’ve heard the sort of thing before so I won’t spend terribly wrong boring you with the various ins and outs of the minutiae of her journey.
It’s a tale as old as time: adventurous sojourn on the high seas, overwhelmed by pirates, daring mutiny and escape from the clutches of ruffians, commandeering of the vessel, shipwreck on an uncharted island, teaching the indigenous fauna to form a sturdy seaworthy vessel, setting out again into the deep blue. It’s almost as if she’s been dogged by misfortune though as her island creature friends were plagued by a bout of infighting and factions formed. The raft disintegrated and Violet was left in the middle of the ocean.
Lucky she was an excellent swimmer. So in spite of the raging seas she was able to make her way to land. Where she crawled out of the sea. So rather than standing there either agape at her heroism or hostile to the fact that she might be after your precious resources I really don’t think it’s too much for you to offer her a nice hot cup of tea. And a biscuit for good measure.
Song choices courtesy of: The Chamber Orchestra of London and Laura Marling