Once upon a time, my face was my fortune, now my face is time

Once upon a time, my face was my fortune, now my face is time. It’s just one extraordinary experience after another. On Thursday last week, I had a long, happy conversation with a group of students in America, face-to-face. I waited in front of the screen which rang until they answered and there miraculously, they were young and smiling and pretty. I was a little surprised at my own daring, but it was fun and lovely to meet them. We talked about William Blake whom they’re studying and what it was like to be a child in the Blitz, which surprised them a little I think and had quite a long question and answer session.

Their tutor is a very old friend of mine and one of the foremost Blake scholars in the World! Hi there Josie! And there she was on the screen too! What pleasures the internet does bring you. When we parted company the students said ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Thank you ma’am,’ I found that really touching and thought what sweeties they were.

Now, what will happen next!

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