There was no particular reason why today became such a happy day for me, except perhaps for the fact that the sun was shining, dispelling the wind and the rain of the dreadful last few days of storm and tempest. I suppose that was reason enough, though, for me to smile, and I realise after a day of exchanging smiles with everybody I came in contact with that when you smile the world smiles with you.
So as I moved from bus to greengrocer, to library, to
bookshop, interspersed with a series of coffee bars (my usual daily haunts), a
gentle layer of joy was laid over my day.
It even gifted me with the unexpected bonus of a lunchtime concert at St
James’s Piccadilly, as I passed through the church and heard an excellent pianist
practising works I had never heard before but which delighted me.
Now it has started to rain again, but I hope that the rain
will not wipe the smile from my face.