Thoughts, maybe

There is a saying ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’.

For a long time, in days before the current technological age, I didn’t really understand what that meant.

Until now.

How many times, in the last few days have I heard the question, “Where’s my mobile phone?”.

It seems we can lose almost anything else but, without the phone we are completely lost.

Then, the other day I heard, “We aren’t able to do very much because the microwave oven is broken.”

How did we manage in the days before we had such devices.  I know my grandmother used to have a wood stove and cooked everything, from bread to a roast to making a cup of tea.

I don’t think I ever had a cup of coffee at her house, but I have a lot memories of some amazing food.  No such thing as electric kitchen appliances, or a microwave oven, not in that house.

We had the same experience ourselves when one of the fridge/freezer units broke down, and severely restricted what we could cook and store, especially the freezer.

And perhaps that’s the problem.  We take so many things for granted, and live a life that is centred around convenience.

What  would happen if those conveniences were taken away?

Certainly, for me, I know, what it’s like to lose an important piece of equipment and having to improvise, but I’m not sure how we would react if we had a real catastophe.

I haven lost my phone yet.

Let’s hope it never happens.

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