We’re here to fart around

I’m sitting here about to write today’s blog, which I have decided to be about not sitting in front of a screen, be it our mobile phones, tablets or PCs, and it’s ironic that you’ll read it on a screen!

We are not on this planet to just sit staring at a screen, mainly observing someone else’s life whether through the fiction of TV/Film etc or through reality of YouTube and social media.

We are here to jump for joy, climb trees, splash in puddles, dance on the beach, run through a field of tall grass, laugh, smile, cry, be with other people.

The being with other people is the real thing that is disappearing rapidly through the advancing erosion of human contact that we seem evermore keen to embrace through a digital world.

Instead of buying a book online, we could walk to the bookshop and talk to people on the way, we can observe others, we can enjoy being away from mental stimulus of our smartphones, we can stop and have a coffee and watch the world go by. All of these experiences teach us and enrich us. They allow us to bring our light to the world for others and for us to experience the light of others. The energies that we all transmit like beacons to light up others.

We won’t get this from shopping online.

Kurt Vonnegut once said ‘we’re here on Earth to fart around’, adding ‘we’re dancing animals…let’s all get up and move around a bit right now…or at least dance’.

We are not here to be stuck in a chair staring at a screen, go and fart around, and there doesn’t have to be a reason or a purpose. Just be.

The binner takes it all

Just having fun is something that we seem to not allocate time for often enough.

Today, my son, daughter and I spent about 1 1/2 hours trying to throw a tennis ball into the top of our garden incinerator that has a small round chimney on the lid, which we turned upside down.

We had to throw from the patio which was about 50-60 feet away (20 metres). So pretty challenging to be honest!

Once we worked out our individual techniques, we each started to get closer, until we were hitting the rim and on three occasions it hit the inside of the lid and bounced out. My best attempt spun round the inside rim of the lid and I was convinced it was going to drop down the chimney and into the incinerator. Alas, it spun off the rim and out.

Even our dog was in the game. She loves chasing the ball, so each time she fetched the ball for us.

Simple game, tons of fun and lots of laughs.

All of us just enjoying the moment and it’s freely available any moment we choose.