Our bedroom upstairs

Got out of bed this morning telling myself there’s a close connection between sex and God. On reflection, love has to be in the equation:

Love + sex = God

This is surely why religion smiles on marriage but not one-night stands. As for homosexual relations, every religion so far as I know has frowned on them. In the case of Christianity, we read this in Genesis 1:28

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Other religions and popular culture almost everywhere have followed the notion that such relations must be based on lust and not love. Who am I to say? Only that the landscape has changed, at least here in England and Wales, where gay marriages are solemnly blessed; and children can be fathered via sperm donation. There’s a law regarding surrogate mothers, you can read it here.

I also woke up to the news on Radio 2 of our Queen’s death, followed by soulful songs such as Bette Midler’s :

Did I ever tell you you’re my hero?You’re everything, everything I wish I could beOh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagleFor you are the wind beneath my wings‘Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

So much for the soulful stuff. When I turned on my phone there was a WhatsApp from my daughter in Grand Cayman :
‘RIP’ Queen Elizabeth’, to which I responded ‘the Queen is dead. Long live King Charles III, not forgetting Camilla, his Queen Consort’, cutting out all the soppy sentiments.

From age six to nine, my boarding school sent me each Sunday to church. There was always a prayer for His Majesty the King and Mary the Queen Mother. But then King George VI died and his eldest child became Queen Elizabeth II. The prayer was now for Her Majesty the Queen and Elizabeth the Queen Mother.


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