We Gotta Get Out of This Place

December 24, 2010

The other day I went for a run, shock horror I know. Not a big run, just thought I would do a few laps of the park near my house. I thought it would be a good idea to take the dog for a walk. I started off by taking the big, and not so trained at walking on a leash, dog. This didn’t turn out well as the little dog howled mercilessly as we left the house. So I took both. This turned out an even bigger fail. After experimenting with different leash positions I concluded the exercise was futile so I took them home.

Anyway so I went for my run. It was a Tuesday, one of the first days of school holidays. It was a hot day, so I thought about running with my shirt off, but decided against it, assuming there would be lots of young people judging my not so slender frame. But when I got there it was just me, and a little Asian girl walking her dog. There were no Indians having a hit of cricket. No group of guys playing a game of soccer. Not even a parent or grandparent and their toddler on the play equipment.

I always notice and comment on the increase, and possible dependence of young people on technology and social media, though, until the other day, I have never really seen it. Never one to be nostalgic…fine I guess I am, I remember when I was a young fella on holidays or weekends. Not a day passed when I didn’t hold a cricket bat or football in my arms. I would be outside until maybe the third or fourth call of dinner from my parents. Now sometimes I sit in front of my computer going back to facebook every couple of minutes, hoping something eventful enough has happened that I might be able to reply to.

Never one for New Year’s resolutions, maybe I will try and get outdoors more this summer. If for nothing else, to help rid myself of pastiness.

:: By huw bizzle 1 Comment

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  1. To get the best possible start to this outdoor new year’s resolution, you should come camping :)

    Comment by kimrad — December 25, 2010 #

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