Cleaning saucepans, polishing shoes, shining copper....the simple things in life...the mindless things that allow your thoughts to wander... Time when you can reflect on the big questions... Maybe this is a life! Or should it be the creative essay title favoured by some teachers, "A day in the life of..."
A day in the life of a ... mobile phone... ...for want of anything else, and it happens to be sitting on the desk in front of me as I type.
Its day begins with the alarm...early, incessant, mundane and repetitive. The last phone had a rooster crowing - much more elegant and morning-ish. Then the "mp" accompanies me on the dog walk, sits beside the mug of steaming Fairtrade coffee and often brings a text or two before the day begins properly.
What then? A call to the hospital to see if the sick parishioners are there or have been discharged. If a visit is called for then the "mp" is switched off for a while - wouldn't want to be responsible for some malfunction of equipment. How do you encourage people to let you know when they are admitted....or sent home!?
A few texts at lunch time, catch up with colleagues or friends and back in the pocket (or the handbag) for the afternoon. A call or two - perhaps, as today, from the company supplying a new colour photocopier for the office - arriving on Monday. Then, in this exciting life, the rest of the evening is spent lying around on a table or desk...never far away...
Maybe I should get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe there's a parable in there somewhere?????????