Today’s daily prompt required me to think more out of the box than I am used to. Quite a challenge to even think about who to “send a message” across. There were lots of possibilities…but I finally decided on a letter to a fictional friend living in the UK.
To my fellow English friend,
I hope you are doing well all the way across the pond. The United Kingdom, with its union jack waving, seems like a pleasant place to live. Her Majesty the Queen, always so proud and dignified – can you believe she’s been on the throne for SIXTY YEARS?! No disrespect but that makes our maximum of eight look measly and quite ineffective. She’s also the monarch of 15 other countries – so much power for one single being, but quite impressive. Princess Kate is the heir to the throne so – will she occupy it for the next half century or go a different route? I just can not imagine anyone being in power for so long.
Maybe we can share of cup of tea and crumpets someday? I know, that sounds so stereotypical of your culture – just trying to be humorous and build some rapport. Your soccer or football as it is called always intrigues me. When does the season start and end? Or is it an ongoing event? Man United, the ruler of them all, hopefully will be back again to represent the royal, red, and blue since I heard that they weren’t at their best this year.
I love British accents – they are always the best in films for the foe and make a lady seem quite sophisticated, intelligent, and seductive. London, Liverpool, Manchester, York, Nottingham, Newcastle, Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Southampton – all places of the old world I admire and want to maybe visit one day. It’s okay here in the States, where soulful music can be heard miles around, but I would definitely like to see your country which has so much more history and interesting places to explore. Many famous figures and works have come from your land including Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, James Bond, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, J.K. Rowling, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, The Beatles, Sir Elton John, and what is widely known as the easiest language to learn in the world. Red telephone box. Stonehenge. Glorious castles through the ages. These are some of the things that make your homeland quite unique. I only know about your country with what I see on the surface. There is so much more to experience and learn about.
Your friend from the other ‘United’
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