Sunday. The day that comes after wonderful Saturday (for those that aren’t working) and before dreaded Monday.
Remember when Sundays were a lazy day? When NOTHING was open. Literally nothing… except for Mr Patel’s corner shop.
Remember that day of the week, when you had nothing to do and so you would go and see your cousins, or your aunt or friends? Life seemed simpler.
Not everyone had a car and certainly not a few cars per household and so you spent more time with those that lived around you.
Now, EVERYTHING is open on a Sunday. And if it isn’t then the usual reaction is ‘Whaaaat?? Why are they not open?!’
So we spend more time shopping, going to theme parks and generally ‘filling’ our time, rather than sitting, talking and socialising ‘properly’ with loved ones.
The pace of life has become somewhat faster even though we have so many tools to make life easier and more efficient. We have cars, mobile phones, the internet – all these devices that make tasks easier. Unfortunately they also complicate things.
We spend more time travelling, because we can get to places easily and then spend less time at these places before we move on to the next place.
Because we can.
We spend more time browsing and reading on the phone, because we are now connected to a plethora of information and people worldwide.
Remember when we sat down and wrote letters?! My gosh if I am asked to fill in a form, my hand starts hurting after answering a few questions!
I used to have a penpal in France when I was a child and I would patiently wait to receive her letters and then spend a long time trying to write perfectly to her, answering all her questions about England and my daily life. I would always wonder why her writing was so ‘curly wurly’.
I used to spend my Sundays going swimming with my closest friends and then coming home and listening to the Top 40 singles Chart on Radio 1… trying to record songs I liked ‘ahem’…
Life was so much simpler, we couldn’t get to places with ease, we couldn’t go shopping 24/7 and that was a good thing since we didn’t have copious amounts of money.
We laughed and cried in person. We made an effort to SEE each other in the physical form.
We made time.
We had time to make time.
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