Wet and Plentiful

15 Apr

I’ve been in London for going on two weeks now, and I’ve never been this soaked to the bone. People can tell you it’s grey and wet here a thousand times, but nothing compares to walking through the majestic Trafalgar square and having a damp cool slurry seep into every crevasse of your body. It’s disheartening to say the least. My mind starts wondering in places not normally ventured… How many dry socks do I need to feel comfort? If the sun comes out for 5 minutes tomorrow is that enough to dry my Nikes? Will pouring hot scalding tea on me offer short term pain and long term gain? And why oh why is this super wet corner of the world, also one of the greatest cities ever built?

The Monarch, the Beatles, the Queen (the band), The Queen (usually married to a king), King of the seas, the great pound, tea and biscuits, and a bustling economy… all so great and English, but why does it all come from such a wet and grey country? And then it dawned on me…

If you can put up with this grey, dreary and moist $%#&, then you must be made of something greater than your average individual.

Only the brave stay, the tough and the dedicated, and consequently they have built a great country. In fact some of the greatest cities in the world are found too North of the equator than most humans would like, yet they’re busting at the seams (New York, Tokyo, Montreal, to name a few). In the time of this European drought, the countries worse off are Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Greece all warm Mediterranean climates…. some of those doing the best are UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland…. Snow snow snow! It’s not science, or fact, just a theory, but if you can put up with the superfluous then you might amount to something great!

God Bless the Queen,



2 Responses to “Wet and Plentiful”

  1. Ashley April 16, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    Love it!

    • dduroc April 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks for the support Ash 🙂

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