What can YOU say in six sentences?
‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’.
That was one of those things my mother didn’t say to me, but nevertheless I heard it often enough when I was very young.
Before my eighth birthday godliness was relinquished. Pretty soon after I knew cleanliness had not automatically shuffled to the top of the list.
Then, I think, I jettisoned the list.
Only this morning (while cleaning the kitchen worktop) did it occur to me to wonder what qualities I should have substituted and I decided perhaps honesty and tolerance and loyalty might not be a bad top three.