Let us see how the first page of my ( Monday, January 1961) diary began. I wonder in what mood I was when I was writing it down. Was I being as serious as I was on other occasions ? Here is what I wish my readers to see:
“ a -No vice of any sort.
The first part (a)sounds as if I had lived a dirty and wild life those years I was a student away from home. Who knows - that is a matter for anyone to judge. No one is perfect.
Now we look at the second part (b). My first question when I read this, what was that 'three' and 'full house 4' mean? Since I now have three children I immediately thought of children. No, it was not meant to be children. The 'last page' of that diary would mean a period of less period than a whole twelve months, needing me to be married and to force a triplet (or even a quad within a year!. That would not be human.
the ‘house’only has one 'guest', and I have been more than contented. Alhamdulillah.
Those comments enable me today to comment and criticise how foolishly naïve I was those heroic years, at least so I thought.