CARRY ON TUESDAY
suggests as a prompt this week
the opening lines of
' David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens.
(His words are printed in blue at the start.)
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life
Is something not in any doubt at all.
For, in my tiny mind,
It's constantly I find
That I am standing brave and strong and tall.
I think that I'm heroic and superb.
I'm sorry for you all, not being me!
I'm vivacious and attractive,
Vigorous and active
And fit, my dears, as the proverbial flea!
Whether I shall turn out to be the villain of my life,
Is something else that's absolutely clear.
I'm desperately drab,
Inclined to put on flab,
And full of anti-hero stuff.... like fear!
I look into the mirror and reel back!
A reflection quite repellent greets my eyes!
No more the vision splendid;
That fantasy has ended,
For am neither brave nor good nor wise!
A dual-personality, that's it!
Poor brain! With that uncertainty within!
I'm constantly in doubt
As to which one will come out,
Hero or Villain? Which one's going to win?
More psychological mess here: