Today’s picture prompt for GBE2:Blog On prompted me to write my first ever haiku:
No power, no internet.
Paradise - or Hell?
At first glance, this small isolated cottage seems idyllic, a place to escape to when everything gets too much, a welcome respite from everyday life and the demands that other people put on you. No phone ringing or television or music blaring, just the sound of the surf and the sea birds.
I’m already imagining that many people who respond to this blog prompt will wax lyrical about the prospect of being alone, of having time to think, of finding themselves again.
For me, it holds no attraction whatsoever. Ten minutes in that confined space, which is probably cold and damp (and full of spiders and cobwebs), and I’d be screaming to be let out.
Maybe I’m fortunate that I live alone, and so I can escape into myself in comfortable surroundings. I want my home comforts, my central heating to keep my warm, and my television and my computer to link me to the outside world.
No, you can keep your tiny cottage, however beautiful its surroundings might be. I’m happy right where I am!