#9 AW 18 An Englishman in New York

“Be yourself, no matter what they say” ( ♫ short video) – Sting

Curiouser and curiouser. It’s naive to think that we decide when the story ends, only where it begins. Down the rabbit hole we go.

…Upon leaving, we walked away from the cafe a little and then came to a small by-street he’d be going down, I was going the opposite way. He mentioned a talk he was delivering, at a conference stateside. He gave some good advice about preparing a speech, “I never use notes, prepare and remember three key points you want to make and expand on those. It’s easy.” I can’t remember what he said to elicit my response, “I’m an optimist. I think if you really want something you have to believe it’s yours and then let it go.” “It’s because you’re young. Never lose that.” I said thanks for your time, he said likewise, as we both turned and walked opposite ways in the rain…

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