There is a film with that name in which a terribly sad situation engenders attempts at kindness and support. It is not a great movie despite its sentiment.
In my pre-slumber mental rambles after watching part of it, I wondered if collateral beauty would exist without sadness, wickedness and evil, or vice versa.
Would there be courage and compassion, sacrifice and love without evil acts?
Is finding collateral beauty how we cope with horrible events? Or is collateral evil our defence – how can we defy it?
Despite being raised on legends of courage, bravery and compassion from the early 20th century, I struggle to find collateral beauty on comparative scale to the atrocities of the time. Can we even say the world is a better place?
What is required to preserve decency and repulse evil? Most of us are not brave and we are addicted to self-indulgence.
It is far easier to look away. Coronavirus will be a test for most people.
KFC anyone? Shut up and take my money!
I think the KFC type message is a good one – don’t dwell on disaster, move on. There will never not be rainbows….