I woke up with this post on my mind this morning and thought I’d reblog it as it didn’t see much traffic originally.
The alarm went off as usual at 6am. Another day, starting with a yawn, long stretches, breakfast, and the usual getting ready routine. Boring, but then One had to do it.
Padding down the stairs past the kitchen, I could hear the rustle of the newspaper over the munching of toast and marmalade. How I missed those cooked breakfasts, bacon, sausage and all the trimmings, but due to cutbacks, something had to go and it was decided on the cholesterol fix.
I joined the others and took my place, sitting perfectly still as I was shampooed and blow dried. I caught a glimpse of myself in the full length mirror and preened at the end result.
Someone had called for the car. All that waving and smiling came next. I could never really see the point. Hundreds of people lining the streets, waving flags, cheering and clapping for someone they…
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