It has taken me a few days to fully recover from my nasty bout of sickness the other day. Only this morning did I feel able to haul myself out of bed early for a jog.
It seems the sickness was not divine retribution for my slovenly ways though. I have now heard of a number of others suffering the same way, and so the fridge can safely fester for another week at least. I have more important things to do than check food labels. Or maybe not.
One of the attractions on my morning run/jog/walk at the moment are the lime blossoms I mentioned yesterday. Definitely worth getting out of bed for, and some are pictured above.
As I passed by I did wonder how I had ever managed to spend any time in the past on a gym treadmill. How could I have been seduced by technology into exercising indoors all those years ago? What a waste of the senses.
Technology is far too seductive. We think we can live lives through our computers and I suppose many people actually do. I acquired a new graphics tablet this week and was amazed that the ‘eraser’ tool now feels like an eraser, and the ‘brush’ nib feels like a brush. So gradually all our sensory needs may eventually be met.
But hopefully not when I’m still on the planet. I love what my IT devices can do, but quite honestly, they lack soul. To live life to the full, all senses need engaging. Paper, ink, trees, flowers, water: the list goes on. I don’t think I will ever be able to do without these. However clever the computer gets.