Friday, December 07, 2018

In victory

As Winston Churchill famously said about Pol Roger: “In victory, I deserve it. In defeat, I need it.” Yesterday, after more than two years of legal wrangling, we finally won our court case over the promised lawn that turned out to be a parking lot. Given how much money real estate agents and developers have made in the last decade and how rarely they have been held to account, this felt like an important victory, if only as a social principle.

Back home, I received a package from Switzerland that would have made Mållgan proud, an echo from a time when it was nothing strange with answering “Je suis dactylo” when asked for one’s profession, a time when the postal service was a source of national pride and not despair.


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