Friday, 19 August 2011


If you've been following the P.C. or not P.C. strand you may well be glad to know that, for once, the machinery of bureaucracy has coughed and spluttered and lurched in the right direction.

That's my ham fisted way of saying that I have once again been assigned as a school escort to the same little Asian boy that I was escorting last year.

I picked him up the other day and he was ready, face washed, hair combed to within an inch of its life and ready for his new school - or at least as ready as any school boy ever is for anything to do with school!

I'm glad it worked out this way. I'm glad for him. I'm even more glad for me. I'm sure that he will appreciate a little continuity in his life. I know that I do.

I'm a big fan of continuity myself. I know that nothing stays the same for very long in this life but, lately, change has seemed to become a religion in certain quarters. Often it is change for changes sake - or, as we used to call it, FIDGETING!

How nice if things can continue in the same way - at least for a while.How nice if you can bask a little longer in the warmth of a friendship or enjoy a comfortable situation. Why must this world insist on dragging us along by the scruff of the neck? What's the hurry?

My young friend shows me his new toy car. He grins. He giggles when I call him a twit. Then he looks out of the car window to see the world roll relentlessly by.

Again, I ask, what's the hurry?


  1. How lovely that you can still be in each other's life

  2. I so agree with you. What IS the hurry? I like things as they are (usually). Life goes by so quickly. I prefer to savor every moment.

    Love the name of your blog, by the way. I just HAD to click over and read what a Hospitable Bachelor might have to say... :)

  3. The hurry? Generally I'd say it's in order to convince us that we needed the lates cedar-handled toast de-crumber, but sometimes I have to wonder if there's more to it than that...


  4. How does that saying go: the more things change, the more they stay the same? I'm glad life is turning out how you want it right now.

  5. So glad you ended up together again.