Sometimes things happen and you do not know why or how. A strange influence is hovering around you. Today’s theme was determined by a mysterious cyber influence I am sure. Somewhere in the deep caverns of the computer cells a decision was made and Angloswiss was the center of the computer fantasies.
I always take a lunchtime sleep for an hour or so. At the moment I am not going places and doing anything special, I do not really feel like it. I just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of a week-end with no duties and above all no building work in my surroundings, which has been the case for the past five months: peace reigns supreme. So I slipped into the twilight world between the sheets after lunch and slept and slept and etc. etc. I heard movement and awoke for a few seconds after an hour. Mr. Swiss was alive in the appartment and so I switched on my smartphone next to my bed, noticed a few short acknowledgements from WordPress and decided to sleep further. I was not yet ready for this.
I slept and slept and dreampt. A colleague had arrived and I distinctly hear Mr. Swiss telling her I was sleeping. I was annoyed called out and said no, I was here, who has arrived. There was no answer. Of course not, this was all happening in a far flung dreaming world as I was sinking deeper and deeper into sleep again. I was confused, nothing focussed in my head. I was having a midday sleep and then it happened. My smartphone said “ping”. Now it only says “ping” if I get a message through Facebook and this was the system I was mainly using in the last months of my dad’s life. He was in a care home in London, I was living in Switzerland and at the age of more that 100 years, he was in a critical condition. I was living on pins and needles expecting the worst. My contacts in London used the messenger, as I did for immediate news. It cost nothing, was efficient, and I was up to date on dad’s condition. Eventually this “ping” became something I dreaded. It became a warning, an emergency sound and today in my deep trancelike state this “ping” woke me with a start. I was immediately transferred again to the dark days of my dad’s condition. He passed away peacefully last year eventually and although sad, it was the way things are in life and death and we have to accept them.
And so this “ping” today brought me back to reality. It was only a silly short video from an online colleague who sends them to all her FB friends, and it is no problem. However today it was the wrong time and wrong place. On the other hand, I was now back to reality. My trancelike condition was slowly terminated and I returned to the world of light and reality.