Auntie Jean’s Autograph
My mother’s sister wrote this in my autograph book when I was nine:
For every evil under the sun
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one, try and find it –
If there be none, never mind it!
This has a similar message to the “Serenity prayer” that I quoted in my first autograph post.
Auntie Jean has lived in London for most of her adult life so I’ve had some wonderful holidays there. People, including Auntie Jean, think I’m odd when I say this but I really like the London Underground. And yes, I have used it during rush hour. I have had my face stuck next to someone’s sweaty armpit on a tube train for longer than seems humanly possible. I have repeatedly faced the worry of not being able to squeeze myself off the train before the doors closed. I have been knocked to the ground by a businessman in a hurry (it was in a tube station in The City, and he didn’t look back). Maybe it’s because I don’t have to face that every working day but I like it. I like everything about it; the tiles, the art, the posters, people watching, the feeling of the wind caused by the movement of the trains, the sounds they make (well, not the high-pitched squealing – I could do without that),… I could go on but you get the idea.