Today, a nice, thick envelope arrived from the county council, sent first class. It contained a map of Chelmsford and another, hand-drawn map of the county hall. I love maps! I have never been to Chelmsford! A touristic opportunity awaits! The envelope also contained lots more information, on the actual ceremonial part which completes the process of gaining a second citizenship.
The enclosed letter was addressed, "Dear Future Citizen".
As of yesterday, this process all felt like a bureaucratic function. Today, I am rather delighted to hold this relatively rare, liminal, transient status I must surely share with not much more than around a thousand people (at most!) at a time: that of future citizen.