Currently I am on my own and in complete control of our home. Two things can happen. Freed from her appetite for making a bit of a mess wherever she goes I can move through the rooms like a frenzied dervish polishing and cleaning till any self-respecting germ would be ashamed to live there.
Alternatively, as her ladyship’s plane soars over the horizon to warmer climes I miss her of course, but soon settle down with a nice cup of tea , placing it on the table without reference to place mats and munching toast in an abandoned carefree manner. The bed is not made to its normal high standard, or come to think of it, made at all. But whose to care. No one is visiting today so no one else is going to see it.
So there you have two stories and you can choose which one to believe. Alright , you already believe the second one. Your right of course and I bow my head in shame at trying to fob the first one-off on you. Just to put your mind at rest I am taking care not to make too much mess and will be tidying up any mess and making the bed before she returns.
The absolute truth of any situation is normally lost in the conjecture which surrounds it. The point is, when I watch the news I never really know what the absolute truth is, and it is often so complex that I have little chance to gain the facts even if I want to. I have met some people who have been on television in some “plucked from obscurity” role and they told me that the show you see is quite different to the one they were in. It may be the same in part for news events. We hold the starring role in our lives but supporting roles in others. How they use their perception of us to fill out their play is not something we can control
I am a cause of despair to many and joy to some. Whatever I want to be I will never be anyone else but who I am. Living with that in the circumstances I find myself in is the best thing I can do. I just saw a flock of geese leave the water and wheeling away off above the trees, Why they moved when the did and took that direction is and always will be a mystery to me but I know this. It was a joy to behold. That is good enough for me