Chapter One of One Thousand by O.J. Preston
(Adapted by Nicky Sawyers-Boyle)
“For two people this down brought on a magical day
married committed they head on their way
As a boat setting sail may their journey begin
With calmest of waters, most helpful of wind
And if they should stumble upon turbulent sea
May it pass them unharming – leave them be.
For here are two people whom love has well bitten
Here opens their book which has yet to be written
As the first page unfolds and their life inks its path
May it write a true story where forever love lasts
Let their journey be happy till death do they part
Of one thousand chapters may this be the start.”
And so starts another chapter in our book.
The possessions are;
In storage, with a single box labelled “shoes”,
In the French hire car, and no the rug did not fit in, or
Given to the local homeless charity, The Mustard Tree.
Which during the course of the past week, I have come to call the Fever
Tree (a brand of very excellent tonic water).
Only I could turn a Biblical reference into an alcoholic one.
Regardless, I know the jackets we donated will keep many people warm during
The cold and rainy Manchester winter.