EVERY BRILLIANT THING
By Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe.
Starring Shannon Agnew
You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy, so you start a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for: 1. Ice Cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list takes on a life of its own, highlighting the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit in finding delight in the everyday.