Yes, I know this is another video but . . .
I had a delightful encounter on Twitter this morning. It turns out that Joshua is not just a writer but a Shakespearean actor. He noticed that I played the Celtic Harp and made a comment about Jimmy Page so I shared the following video.
The whole experience brought home to me two things:
- We are not alone (fancy that Kristen Lamb!) and that on the other side of the computer there are real people we can share with and not just share at.
That there are real people and experiences to be had which don’t always involve electronics.
So I’m asking myself – why is my harp stashed away downstairs when it gives me great joy to play it? The electronic toys simply cannot compete with embracing music-making like that.
Yes the keyboard allows me to write, but it is also the keybored at times and that’s dangerous – it leads to so much wasted time. (We’ll leave the piano and its keyboard out for the time being.) Computers have been part of my working life since the 80’s and so it feels like I’m working when I’m sitting there with one. It feels like I’m being indulgent when I choose to do something else – like play the harp or spin.
Who am I kidding? Myself of course. It’s time to see clearly what’s going on here.
Is it just me? Has the evolution of the home office been all good? Or is there a darker side to this new state of being? Or – am I just longing for the good old days?