Thanks for popping in.
Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Wall plaques. They always draw me in.
I have to cross the street and find out who resided there…
|round the corner from marylebone train station|
You know this property was for the well-to-do back in the day.
Still is, I’m sure! Shame about the metal grid on the windows.
Sign of the times?
So who do you think lived in a house like this?
Ahhh. The Razor’s Edge
W. Somerset Maugham.
I have just googled him.
Spent 10 minutes educating myself on this man.
It’s amazing what Life can throw at people, isn’t it.
He may have been from good stock, so food on the table never an issue, but by God. What a turbulent childhood! Poor bloke.
If you have time, read up on him. His story will give you gratitude.
But back to the plaque.
“To acquire a habit for reading
is to construct for yourself
a refuge from almost all the miseries of Life.”
Thus spake the voice of experience.
When I read his words on the plaque in London, I immediately thought he evidently had had trauma in his life.
I won’t regurgitate his life to you – it’s not my story to tell.
But whether you read his works or his life story, it too will give you that respite from what ican so often be a sad or harsh reality.
Love & Hugs,