Saturday, 2 March 2013

Babies and Old People - The Cycle path if you're lucky

Hello friends,

A couple of months have pasted now since the world ended, and things are looking good, it generally seems to be the same kind of story it was before the end. As far as I'm concerned, we have ourselves a lovely new blank canvas on which to paint a new picture of whatever we want, the gloves of limitation have been ripped off and given to charity to send to some poor developing species in another solar system. Don't worry about fuel prices for these interstellar old junk delivery rockets, they use hyper dimensional funnels that function on imagination rather then petroleum based propulsion.

There has been a strong theme of birth and death since the new Earth began,well for me at least. For one thing my sister had a baby, the first of the next generation of my immediate family, and he's called Harrison (I like to think it's because my sister secretly loves the complex guitar stylings of the late great George Harrison, but it's probably to do with some other reason that is un-beatle related entirely).
Baby Harrison is tiny, and he comes with many many tiny accessories. So numerous are these tiny accessories, that they create an entire layer of baby over everything within a ten meter radius. While the baby and my sister were staying with us to recover, I had to become an amateur archaeologist, performing complex digs in order to locate relics of pre-baby times (such as computer games and useful adult items deemed unsafe for children). The layer of baby would quickly return though, and evidence of the excavation lost to time.

Also with new baby comes baby related programming from the flashy corner box. 'One Born Every Minute' seems like it's on all the time, showing blurry vaginas and splooge covered tiny wobbly humans in HD being pushed into our dimension through them. It's not exactly the sort of thing you want to watch while trying to eat dinner, it would really put you off your horse burgers.

I think the reason I keep encountering the 'One Born' thing is because it comes right before the absolute bestest thing on TV in the UK at the moment, namely 'Derek'. I will write a whole special blog dedicated to Ricky Gervais's latest and greatest mockumentary once the whole series has been shown. Until then, the element of the show I wish to comment on is the Old people. The show is set in a care home for the elderly, and every episode has a strong focus on kindness and being good to your fellow human beings, no matter how young or old they are. I'm not afraid to admit that I have shed a tear every time I have watched it, it works for me, mainly because it reminds me of my Granddad who inspired and influenced me so much.

Death is a big part of the show as well, and also a recurring theme in my life at the moment. No one I know closely has died recently, but my current temp job is related to death in several ways. I can't go into detail as I signed a contract not to reveal any information (which makes it sound so much more important then it really is), but I can say that daily I am thinking about growing old and the inevitable ending of that process of old growing. But who knows what my future holds, as my granddad would always say, he had no idea that in his life he would see the birth of television, the rise of computers, diseases cured, cars outside every house, spaceflight, the internet, phones in every house before ending up in every pocket and so many other mind-blowing things that if he had been told about any of it when he was young, he wouldn't of believed it possible. So who knows what will happen in the next hundred years, I am willing to bet that it will be a whole load of crazy awesome stuff that if we knew about it already, we wouldn't believe it for one moment. Tomorrows normalities are today's fantasies. If we can dream it, then somewhen down the line we can live it, but it's not all up to you, there are billions of other dreamers out there, some of them are tiny and cry lots for attention, and some are old and frail, but no matter what point on this journey of life you are at, there is loads more time for stuff to change and it inevitably will.

So cheer up, life has all the symptoms of something incredibly awesome and expansive, and it's very contagious.
Peace and infinite love
[adj] - Andy D Jackson