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Oh Warmth. Never leave.

The summer-like weather has struck may like it did in March before the April showers set in. In fact the showers from April continued through May up and now, why just a week ago my mother was looking out the window chanting ‘I hate this weather!’ and the weather was truly awful, It was the sort of rain that lasted days and nights.

And now here we are again in our summer clothes sipping lemonade in the garden and planning barbeques, just a week ago I would be drinking warm tea and shivering indoors.But I can’t fully enjoy the heat and I can’t bathe in the bliss of a blue sky because I know at some point it will leave. It’s like the weekend, we can’t enjoy Friday because we have to work, we can enjoy Saturday but Sunday is a day full of dread and having to prepare for Monday last minute. Well it’s like we’re on Sunday, I want it to drag out for as long as possible like for 3/4 months would be nice, maybe the odd day of rain so we don’t have a hosepipe ban…

My mother and me always talk about moving to another country, one with lots of sunshine and greenery but it’s only a dream. I just feel like the light airy motivated feeling I get from the weather, my mood is certainly effected by the weather and warmth, being able to get up and opening the curtains to see the blue sky full of optimism.

But if the weather was to leave me and soon I will be crushed, however it signifies a great start to a great summer.

Do We Stop Living?

One of the massive curiosities about people playing video games, they want a realistic experience when they shoot a virtual person. In today’s world the standard is high to make the quality of games and the quality of the screen the games  are played on as high as possible, but will it stop these people living?

That stereotypical weakling of a nerd can lift a gun and shoot an advancing enemy with a tap of a key  but in reality he would crumple to the ground at the weight of the gun nevermind hit the enemy. Probably one of the reasons that they have such enjoyment in playing very physical games because it allows them to be able to do things they wouldn’t be able to do in real life.

You can ‘play’ a match of tennis ect. ect. but you spend half an hour playing a virtual game when you could be having the adrenaline, the happiness of playing a real match of tennis under the warm sun instead of being crouched over in a dark cave like vampires.

There are similar problems with games like Tiny Tower, desperately realising we have to check x, y and z and thinking about it like it’s a real buisness but of course it’s not and what will it all lead to? Collecting a hoard of money until you get bored, until you’re done with all the goals? If it were a real buisness you would be able to live a real life more comfortably.

Productivity and creativity can flow from so many other places in the real world. You don’t see old  landscape paintings of a hunched backed obese creature with pale skin and dark circles around its eyes , eyes which are glued to a screen in a dark room filled with televisions and no life forms apart from that creature.