TIPS & REFLECTIONS

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135. The Joy of Breaking Rules

The last time I wrote to you it was about the hidden rules we have for other people, and what happens when they break them. This time it's about breaking rules, something that everyone should do from time to time! 'When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth. I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick flowers in other people's g