I haven’t written much this week as I’ve had the most appalling headache, although I’m aware that I should be taking note of it. Wednesday was the worst – there was a point when mere gentle movement set off the great clanging pain that is my head. Today it is still what I would call ‘high’ but I haven’t taken any painkillers, so it is much better than Wednesday when I was and the pain was worse than it is now.
Trying to think of this week, but failing miserably. What would I like to remember when I am 75 and looking through my blog (strange thought – hello, 75 year old me – if the world hasn’t ended or the Internet turned rogue)?. There’s a sweet baby blue tit which is hungrily at the peanut feeder frequently. He is still yellow in the face with a slate grey cap which has yet to become blue. Also a young robin which is also sweet, now with a faint tinge of orange on its chest but with a permanently perplexed air. Have done some bits of gardening and planting out, and started making lists for when we go on holiday.
I’ve also been thinking about how unpedestrian friendly life is…especially in light of experiences last week, trying to cross busy roads and struggling to keep on the verge until we reach the path. Frequently I wonder about the future of the car in general. When will anyone ever want to give up the little bubbles they drive around in? When will the petrol companies stop sitting on the patents for alternative cars? And even if we ended up with electric cars, would it still be a good thing for our lives to be so ruled by them there is no room for people on foot at all? If there was a guilt-free, ‘environmentally friendly’ way to drive, would it get rid of all complaints? Or would we simply have to build so many roads that there was no green left? Will there be a public transport system that is actually preferable to individual cars? Is it feasible to have privately owned vehicles indefinitely? Will the big aeroplanes become unfeasible and become legend?
I’d be interested, 75 year old me, to hear your observations on the matter.
Tuesday: 5/10, medium high
Wednesday: 4/10, super high
Thursday: 4/10, high
Friday: 4/10, medium high