Life at present seems all full of thought, of workings-out and worries and plans. And at times of uncertainty, it is not unusual to find yourself dwelling on your first love.
Oh, King Arthur. We've been here before - I just can't keep away from the man. Arthur's knights didn't have plans. They just set off in no particular direction, on their horses with their swords - despite dire warnings and prophecies of terrific disaster. Clippety clop they went, over the hills to their doom.
"A knight cannot sit around waiting for something to turn up... he must go out looking for adventure. And since chance can be fortunate or not, looking for adventure is often the same as looking for trouble. Much of the woe Malory's knights suffer they bring upon themselves; but to them action is more important than circumspection."
Terence McCarthy, An Introduction to Malory.
Imagine being a distressed damsel, lost in the woods with your coloured hanky, knowing that some enormous champion with barely a thought in his head would be coming into view soon, ready to avenge your injustices or even find those keys that you put down here just a few minutes ago. He can't turn you down. He doesn't know how.
(Do you get the thing with the horse now?)
If you ever get the chance to see the storyteller Michael Harvey, you should go. Just trust me. Book tickets and turn up.
Or any storytelling, for that matter - maybe you're lucky enough to be near one of these events. I've been to a few storytelling nights recently and remembered just how much you can lose yourself in a really good story. I'm not just talking about giving your children the opportunity to do this. I'm talking about you.
A nice man who calls himself the Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online (they sell cookers - you can see their range here - washing machines, fridge freezers etc) got in touch to offer me a present. And I got this.
It says it's an introduction, but it's so very not. The woman zips in and out of positions I've no chance of attempting even after doing it for several years. But that's good, because I don't want someone explaining it all to me. I want to get lost in my evening yoga practice, at home, with my candles, and not break off to fast-forward past the explanations. I only want to break off when someone wants a glass of water or to have a conversation about how their bedroom would be much more comfortable to sleep in if only it had wall stickers.
Also, the man at Appliances Online said that there's a chance that if you leave a comment on this post, he might choose one of you to receive a present as well.
So what's stopping you? Circumspection?