It has been two months since my laptop and I set our eyes upon one another. During this time we have spent many hours together in getting to know one another and exploring the worlds of google and blogland. I have spent many hours exploring “her” innermost secrets. Generally my laptop has been submissive and lets me do what “she” wants me to do to her. “She” gets dusty at times and “she” enjoys a good rub down and polish. Looking through her large rectangular eye (“she” says thanks) “she” has taken me all over the real world from the Indian Ocean to the shores of the Pacific. “She” has led me into peoples’ homes, lives, pains and dreams. “She” has allowed me to communicate with anyone I wish and at any time day or night.
Sometimes “she” has taken over my real life. I have to walk away from “her” to enter the real world and do real things such as washing, feeding and doing the chores. I sometimes have to leave “her” to talk to real people. I know “she” gets jealous, for as soon as I am doing something in the real world “she” calls me back to her, telling me that there is an email or comment I need to look at through her “eye”. So the lapdog returns swiftly to the laptop to see what’s cooking. “She” allows me to talk through “her” to let out my recent thoughts and ideas through blogland to all sorts of people in parts of the world I would never visit or see in my life time.
So am I in a relationship with “her”? Are we forming a “friendship”? Or am I being led astray, away from the real realities of life? But the real realities of life are to be found through “her”. Two worlds collide and I am in both.
I think on the whole, my laptop is a blessing