DAILY PROMPT: BLOGGERS, UNPLUGGED
Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?
I’ve just spent five days unplugged – at least from the computer – and lo and behold! Not a twitch in sight.
Conversation’s the answer. When I’m at home, there’s no one to talk to, but once I hit Sydney… Maybe it’s the advantage of growing up without the boxes. First clapped eyes on TV in my late teens, didn’t own a mobile phone or surf the net til I was almost 50. Horror of Horrors! I hear you cry. But you’re wrong, you see. We grew up talking to each other. Fascinating, it was! Ideas, reminiscences, opinions, imagination… And despite more exposure to the ubiquitous boxes, my kids and their kids are still the same. So put us all together, and it’s a whole world of entertainment.
Admittedly my mobile phone stays on, but that’s so that the kids can check that I’m still alive (or get instant answers to cooking/grammar questions) and so that when I blow both back tyres miles from anywhere on the way home, I can call the NRMA.
The only downside to being unplugged is that now have so many unread emails, it will take me a week to catch up.