A Simpler Time
It was nice reminiscing about that bygone era. But I’m done with that now.
A mother gazed through the open window at the cotton ball clouds and the golden threads of sunshine dancing along the freshly mowed lawn. She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply, the fresh summer scents setting her spirit alight.
She listened thoughtfully at the cheerful chittering of birds and the gentle whoosh of air through the trees. A day like today, she thought, this is what life is all about. Still, her heart felt heavy as she considered her family in the living room, empty stares transfixed upon the 37” 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution screen.
There was a simpler time, she recalled, when children lay in the grass weaving clover flowers into bracelets and casting dandelion seeds off on a breeze. When they ran till their legs became gelatin and trickles of sweat cut paths across their earth-dusted faces.
Now they stay parked on couches for hours, watching sports instead of playing them. They holler at 178° wide-angle moving pictures and throw chubby arms with cheese-stained fingers in the air when a call doesn’t go their way.
She longed for those days. The days when children’s laughter permeated the air instead of immersive virtual SRS TruSurround HD™ sound. When rainbows, not a 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, held the secret to true color. When …
… HEY! Is that Jerry Springer? Scootch over, will ya?