I’m reminded of the ‘Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ when Ford Prefect describes hyperspace as “It feels like being drunk.”
“What’s so bad about being drunk?” asks Arthur Dent.
“Try asking a glass of water.” replies Ford.
I feel drunk, but with none of the more pleasant effects…damn! And all the time, I just keep thinking…but tomorrow, or the day after, I will be better. Many others are less fortunate in their illnesses. If you have read Akerman’s blog, you will know what I’m talking about.
I asked D what we could do to make the planet a better place. Ever practical (and starting with the problem of global warming), she suggested we fit eco-light bulbs throughout the house, get the house insulated (intra-wall) and start turning things off instead of leaving them on standby. It’s a start. Later I will see if she has any suggestions how we can help to reduce world poverty. I pledge to the readers of this blog that by the end of January 2006 I will have arranged a standing order from our family bank account to charity. We used to donate this way to Greenpeace until a growing family outpaced my income.