Electrons on vacation, so the neurons went too
At first, it seems like one’s travel computer going on the fritz on the eve of a trip would be a bad thing. It probably is. But right this second, the lack of current photos and presence of a few from last year are gifting me an unexpected return to the trains and misty mornings of Sri Lanka.
The pancakes on my plate somehow taste like string hoppers, the rice flour noodles that you swipe through curry with your right hand, and the mimosa in my cup is a shock when my mind is thinking about rich milk (chai masala) tea.
My goal today is for my feet to take me everywhere I want to go, but that day was on a train, rocking through tea plantations, exchanging emails with new Sinhalese friends, and trying for a particular photograph, a person held mostly in focus while their surroundings obey the momentum of the railroad.
Actually getting the idea to work was irrelevant, beside the simple warm air joy of sitting in the open door of a moving train, gradually working my way through a paper bag of fried somosa-things with dried chili peppers.
My computer might not work, but luckily my memory does.
I sometimes wonder if I rely too much on my computer and hence let my memory atrophy.
A forced shut-down can be good for the soul.
🙂 So true. It was with shock when my “always brings on a trip” list grew to include a computer. They’re good to escape, but I’ll admit to being glad when it came back online. 😉
lovely! its a sweet reminder to be less digital and be more here.
So true. Do me a favor, and remind me of that too, from time to time? 🙂