Number two, and why not?  

Barton_leClay 44M
4 posts
6/1/2006 6:50 pm
Number two, and why not?

Well the brandy is feeling lighter but things still seem a little as though through a glass darkly.

So anyway, I've started this thing so I may as well continue and compound my folly. I've always felt I was born in the wrong time. Not any particular time, just not this one. I guess its just a cop out, but I feel my talents would have been appreciated in other epochs.

If I had been born about the 1890's I would have been in my prime in the 1920's and in the running for the great Himalayan and Alpine expeditions, with a fabulous hat and an Irish Thorn-proof tweed suit I would have been in my element. Friend to poets and and artists, lecture tours in London and Paris and general fun.

Had I been born in the early 1900 give or take, there would have been plenty of opportunities in the Shanghai Police or Colonial Service. Places I feel sure I would have fitted in better than where I do now.

Even as far back at the 1600's a job in the East India company as a factor would have been a viable proposition.

But no.

I end up here and now. A world of risk assessments, political correctness, psychological evaluations and no one having any respect for anyone.

Anyway Rant over.

I shall go to bed and dream of being Richard F. Burton one of my personal heroes.


TheCliticals 36F/F

6/30/2006 2:26 pm

"If I had been born about the 1890's I would have been in my prime in the 1920's and in the running for the great Himalayan and Alpine expeditions, with a fabulous hat and an Irish Thorn-proof tweed suit I would have been in my element." And your name could have been Mallory


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