… With all this in mind,
It becomes increasingly difficult
not to grow inordinately ‘suspicious’ of letters.
A lot of people strive for ‘letters’ after their name,
or having been told,
that this represents
some sort of gateway to success in the world.
Well, it can represent that,
or, indeed, even be such a gateway…
but, perhaps, more pertinently
it can also be used to impress
The better, to gain sway over them,
as the Wolf might have said to Little Red…
But, well, really,
if one wants to do this sort of thing properly,
it is letters before the name
that really count.
Nowadays most people would ‘kill’ for that,
and, perhaps, they always would have…
It is not difficult to see why.
I mean, it is ‘transgender’
before that concept was even thought of,
let alone invented, by ‘lesser mortals’.
Although, arguably, in this country, at least,
that has only been the case since Good Queen Bess.
‘H’ here can now stand for both ‘His ‘n’ Her’
but really just stands for hereditary,
and as for highness…
If Ms Gimbutas is to be believed,
and there is little enough reason to doubt
the veracity of her extensive research,
stasis in symbology
is an indication of antiquity.
Hell, we might even want to call it ‘high antiquity’!
‘R’ probably deserves a post all to itself…