With the technology in our lives today the need to have a telephone available in public places has all but disappeared. Interesting to note though, that in some remote areas, or smaller villages cell phones and internet access is not always easily obtained. Yet, because of the lack of use .. the public phones are fast becoming non-existent. Heaven forbid you get stuck along a country road between communication towers, or in a deep valley with a lot of mountain between you and the air waves needed to work your cell.
With central air, and many controlled environments in public areas,, buildings, and newer housing complexes. We don’t use windows like we used to. Where at one time I knew many many co-workers and acquaintances who went to cottages and out into the rural areas for most of the summer… I don’t hear of that as much now. The back road summer havens are slowly finding less and less activety … the lakes and rivers are not humming with constant activity.
Yes, creative minds are still at work, all around we see the creative mind at work. We live in a society that says, individual rights and freedom of expression is important. AND it is. However, there are times, when we should be looking at how our needs/wants affect others. AND we should care.It isn’t always about what we want, I appreciate and enjoy looking at the above bed, do I want to sleep in or on it, no. Everyone around us, is a unique human being, yet they are all part of who we are… they share the same air, they think and feel emotions, hurts, love, sadness, just like we do.
Some will want to walk along a path that will mystify and rattle your nerves, Yet hearing about their journey and seeing the world through their eyes, is WoW… exciting. You can share the experience, just not in the same way..
This is an experience I would like to one day explore. For years I would drive by a frozen waterfall, and wonder what it would be like to climb the frozen sculpture I passed it 5 days a week, going to and coming home from work. I’ve not done it yet, but it remains a goal. I may never get to actually climb such a might fall as this one, but never-the-less I keep the desire alive by sharing the passion and exhilaration of those who can and have…. Modern technology is such that today, I can easily find and enjoy a glimpse into what someday might happen.
Never stop believing in your dreams. Have faith.
Namaste – Oyashikiri