Without the internet working last night, I felt lost. Disconnected. Bored. Lonely. Scared.
I’m lying about the last two. And I went to bed early.
Lying in bed, after mentally choosing my wardrobe for the following day, I tried to remember what I used to do in the evenings before the internet came into our lives. We got our first computer in the early 90’s. Our sons were very young, in grade school. And then I began to remember what I did in the evenings before the internet.
After dinner and dishes, we watched television. The boys would get ready for bed and then they would come downstairs and I would read to them on the couch. These are some of my best memories of being their mother. They would cuddle close to me, one on either side as I read chapter books to them, most notably the entire collection of C.S. Lewis’ tales of Narnia. It took a long time to read that set. And I loved every minute of it.
I got a little bored last night, so I went outside and took pictures of the full moon, setting up the tripod. They really aren’t great, but you can at least tell it’s a moon. I need a better lens.
And here’s one I found on Flickr that’s pretty cool. It was created with layers in PS and is definitely worth a look.
On another note, voting is going on right now over at Kacey’s Wine on the Keyboard for the October Photo of the Month contest. I’m not asking you to choose my photo. It’s just fun to have a lot of people voting and this month there are so many wonderful offerings. The theme is “Fall”. Check it out if you have a moment or two.
And now a question for you:
What did you do in the evenings before the internet?
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS: The post title is from Neko Case “I Wish I Was the Moon Tonight”.