Home Is Where Your Heart Is

‘I simply love England,’ said Jane. ‘Each time that I am there…I feel like I am home,’ she continued. ‘The strangest feeling came over me when we traveled to the United Kingdom a few years ago and visited Oxford…I felt that I had been there before…the University was familiar to me and I could visualize studying there among the ancient buildings and manicured lawns,’ Billy B. said with a wistful look in his eyes. ‘When were you at Oxford,’ asked Chet. ‘Do you mean the last time…or the first,’ Billy B. inquired. ‘So what you say is that you believe you were enrolled in Oxford University…in another life,’ Jane asked. ‘During the time of CS Lewis and I sat with him and J.R.R. Tolkien at the Eagle and Child Pub many nights discussing religions and philosophy and whatever the Inklings came up with to talk about,’ said Billy B. ‘The Inklings called the Pub, The Bird and Baby,’ noted Billy B. ‘So needless to say…you felt at home in Oxford,’ Darryl asked. ‘Yes, in fact, the entirety of England and Edinburgh, Scotland were familiar to me,’ Billy B. responded.

Edinburgh was a lovely experience. ‘We stayed for five days and enjoyed the Fringe Festival and the Military Tatoo,’ Billy B. explained. ‘Now was this your trip a few years ago…or while you were with CS Lewis and the Inklings at the Bird and Baby,’ Jane asked with a laugh. ‘Oh my it was our trip in 2016…but once again the well-trodden streets of Edinburgh were not only familiar to me…they felt right…they felt like home,’ Billy B. said with a tear in his eye. ‘We attended a night Ghost Tour and the young woman who conducted the Tour…looked like family,’ Billy B. advised. ‘Did you see any ghosts,’ Chet asked. ‘Yes, but I thought that everyone was seeing them…only to find out after we returned home…I was the only one,’ Billy B. bowed his head.

‘Buckingham Palace was a delight as was the Tower of London,’ smiled Billy B. ‘Did you know that Queen Elizabeth had passed,’ asked Jane. Yes, she was such a lovely young woman…she loved horses and anything out of doors…and her smile lit up any room that she was in…

4 responses

  1. Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have been a fly on the wall at one of those gatherings of the Inklings! πŸ˜‰

  2. God rest her soul. She has carried her job with grace and dignity as a Queen and amazing saw the new PM Truss before she passed that night. I hope King Charles does the monarchy proud.

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