- Publish Date
- Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:33PM
In this tricky time, sometimes we just need a bit of soothing. A quick and easy way to put your mind and body at ease is to listen to the magical and relaxing voice of Andrew Scott (aka "Hot Priest" from Fleabag) reading "Everything is Going to be All Right," by Irish poet Derek Mahon.
The video of Scott's poetry reading was posted by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who recently launched a series of celebrity poetry readings for charity. She added that the Fleabag actor had asked to dedicate his reading to Men Against Cancer Ireland.
True to form, Scott reads this lovely poem in his usual charming fashion, and the video leaves you with an overarching feeling that everything will be okay after all.
"How should I not be glad to contemplate/ the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window/ and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?" Scott begins.
"The sun rises in spite of everything," continues Scott. "And the far cities are beautiful and bright."
"I lie here in a riot of sunlight/ watching the daybreak and the clouds flying/ Everything is going to be all right."
What would make it even better was if we were getting a cuddle from Andrew at the same time! But we will take what we can get!