Twinkle Twinkle

Monday, 19 April

Yet another postcard from Leonard arrived this morning. The design on the front is quite tame given Leonard’s usual enthusiasm for sharing his favourite works of art (it is simply silver stars on a blue background) and the message on the reverse cryptically reads:

‘Do not be afraid to buck the goal of ordinance, but remember, as Tennyson’s Tithonus rightly said, "the Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts".’ 

I enjoy receiving these postcards from Leonard and I am first out of bed each mornings to check the post before Alex gets up for work. I keep each one hidden in my bedside drawer like a secret memento of a past lover and on reflection I am not sure why I am so secretive about them - you would think that they are obscenely pornographic at the very least!