Yesterday, we got to London and walked around the area near Regents Park. This large, lush park is northwest of the main downtown sites, and is set among the quiet of Camden and St. John's Wood. Near the park is a world famous address: 21b Baker Street, where today you'll find the Sherlock Holmes Museum. We found it on foot as we explored the area around our hotel and began to "get sorted" as they say here. Being in England forces a few adjustments right away. When you cross the street, you need to be careful to look both directions, since the cars are typically coming from your right as you step off the curb. On many crossings in the city, you'll see "Look Left" or "Look Right" on the street to remind you -- helpful both for those of us not of the habit and for those times when you're crossing one-way or other unusual configurations.
Today, though, we had our first full day in London, and it started at the Swiss Cottage Tueb Station where we bought an all-day pass for everyone. Gabe rides free, and the girls ride for only one pound sterling all day with us, so it was a very convenient and economical way around the city.
First stop, the Tower of London.
As you get on the tube, though, you hear those famous words: Mind the Gap. At some stations, the train cars' floors are above the level of the station platform, so you must step up or down as you enter or exit the cars. Mind the Gap. The Tube has recently gone digital, and the announcements are mostly clear, with corresponding lighted signs giving information. It was easy to find our way to the Tower Station and exit into the bright sun of a beautiful cool London morning.
I can't wait to show you our first video that we took at the Tower, and began to breathe the deep sense of history that surrounds you at places like this.
The Tower was first built nearly 1000 years ago. It has been a fortress of dread and a beacon of hope. It holds mysteries and victories within its walls.
Above all that, it connects you to history. It illustrates that we are living a small panel of an eternal tapestry that has been woven for centuries and continues into the future.
And that is profound...
In the US, it's easy to forget that written history goes back centuries and unwritten history goes back far beyond that. In Europe (and even more so in the Middle East and Orient), it's easier to connect with that truth.
The last time Terry and I were in the UK was in 1999. It was fascinating to see the difference between the mindset in the UK, where they were building the London Eye and planning a Millenium party and the US, where everyone was in a virtual panic over "Y2K". The difference is in how connected with history they are here.
What about you?
How you see time directly connects to what you do with it. It's a key to your success with time. And one of the concepts I teach in Telling Time, the book that you can now order on prepublication at http://stephenhultquist.com/shaving-book.html. You'll get the Special Report right away.
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After all, it's all about time.
To YOUR success, ssh