But today, I got a postcard.

I’ve never seen a bengal tiger or elephant or polar bear. In books, yes. But never in real life.

I envy Nanny so.

I close my eyes and imagine the sounds these animals would make.

Would Nanny be scared? Would she take any photographs?

I can see Nanny now with camera in hand, trying to balance her parasol with one hand while holding her camera with the other.

She doesn’t much like taking photographs, but she promised me she would.

After all, it’s one thing seeing these animals in a postcard and quite another seeing them in a photograph.

I close my eyes and imagine I’m at the zoo with Nanny.

But then the dinner bell rings and it’s time to be prim and proper for the old folks.