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There was a Boy

I cannot say what portion is in truth
The naked recollection of that time,
And what may rather have been called to life
By after-meditation.

MY TITLE AND this quotation are from William Wordsworth’s great poem, ‘The Prelude’. His life was somewhere in my thoughts when I began to plan this article. My first inspiration came from a friend of mine. In order to deal with the problems of isolation and grief he has been writing his autobiography. I know that he would recommend this process to anyone in his situation, but he is particularly fortunate because he has had a life filled with satisfying achievements and has met many fascinating people. Continue reading There was a Boy