February 7, 2016
It’s been a fine day for winter not too cold and not too windy. I understand that within a week we should expect minus twenty-five degrees but for the time being it is not so bad.
In spite of the good weather – and lately we’ve had quite a few good days, I can’t say I saw children playing outside. I know that there are children in the complex. I see them when they are dragged to school, at least the three from the house next to mine must be dragged every morning.
I sometimes wonder if the constant smell of beer coming from their house is not due to their behavior. Their mother is driven crazy every single morning. Anyone would start drinking having to go through that every single day.
Anyway, the point is that almost every single house around sports at least one child but most have more than two. However, I can see those children in the morning during the week and in the afternoon when they come back home from school but never later or during the weekends.
For instance, I saw only one yesterday when his father took him shopping to Basic Foods. He put the child in the cart he had already procured from the store and he’d been keeping in front of his house and went shopping. But I have never seen that child going out before.
People take out their dogs for walks and runs in the forest but the children are kept inside. Considering that the children and the dogs belong to the same families, they could go out together. The children could walk the same time as the dogs and enjoy a bit of a fresh air. I am sure no harm would come to them.
My neighbor told me hers would play video-games but I can’t believe that’s the only thing their doing all day long. Children should be playing with other children and clearly should be taking some fresh air now and then.
At least, that’s my opinion. I am an older generation – we used to run around like loons at that age and had our parents or grandparents calling us in the evening when we wouldn’t come back home before seven.
On the other hand, here it is quiet. Most of the time you hear only the wind slashing through the branches of the trees nearby and lately the birds singing in the morning.
I can’t say I don’t enjoy the quietness. I can spend more time with my own thoughts. Today, though, my thoughts ran towards the children in the neighborhood and that’s the reason of bothering you with that now.
Today it’s been so quiet that you could think you’re completely in a deserted town. Even Rex slept all day long and started playing and moving around only in the evening. It was like everyone disappeared. Only during our stroll in the morning we met two guys with their dogs and Rex had his share of barking but otherwise no one came in sight.
Sometimes it feels like living in a bubble far from the world. And sometimes, that’s a great feeling. I am attracted to action and noise but not always. Days like this one are necessary to recharge my batteries.
The word of the day was laziness. On all fronts for the entire house! And it felt good. Considering that a very busy week will come, this peaceful day was welcome.
Well, it was great for me but not for you, as you had to listen to my introspection. At least it is short. Tomorrow, things will change. See you tomorrow!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
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