It’s funny where you get ideas from. I recently was listening to the soundtrack for the musical, Spamalot. I love this soundtrack and bought it at the show. One of the funniest shows I have ever seen. It’s silly and stupid at times but strangely there is a song in the show that actually struck a chord with me. It didn’t at the time and it is only today that I thought how relevant it is to having psoriasis.
The song is called “I’m All Alone” and the scene features King Arthur singing about being alone while his servant, Patsy, looks on in bemusement feeling like he is invisible as he is always by Arthur’s side. During the scene, Patsy starts to sing with Arthur, telling him he isn’t alone, then the rest of the King’s knights join in for a final chorus singing they are all alone together.
A silly scene but has me thinking. With psoriasis, you often think you’re alone, especially if no one you know has it. You can feel like no one understands and there’s no one to help. What about your friends, family, the health care workers & charities that are there to support you? I guess you, the person with psoriasis is King Arthur, all alone and the people that are there to help us are Patsy. Following us, listening patiently, always there for us without us even realising.
I am sure my wife will love me calling her Patsy but I am sure she would get the analogy here. Just remember, you may feel alone, but we’re not. Or in the words of Pasty, “Oh no you’re not, I’m here you twot”. As for Arthur’s band of knights, I guess that the rest of us psoriasis sufferers.
Now if I go off into a little fantasy even more, as I now picture us all in shining armour with someone stood behind hitting coconut shells together pretending to be horses, what is our holy grail? Well that’s easy, it’s a cure for psoriasis, that’s our grail.
If you have never watched Monty Python’s Holy Grail you will probably have no idea what I am rambling on about here. If you can get to see Spamalot, I highly recommend it, It’s a belly aching laugh and makes you forget your troubles and they do say laughter is the best medicine.
Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a sword that needs pulling from a stone.