In these dark down, tied down, up and down days, it’s the little things that keep you going.
- the Phillips screwdriver in your hand when your trying to unscrew an old type screw, Grrrr!
- the exciting parcel that has just arrived with the book you have been waiting for, but that is double-wrapped so tightly in reinforced tape and extra strong plastic.
Scissors and knives, a bleeding finger and rubbish strewn all over the carpet somewhat dims your excitement !
- The TV remote control with a mind of its own, with buttons accidentally pressed that lead you to mute the sound as News at Ten is about to start.
- The mud on your shoe when you come in from the garden or the leaves that blow in through the door when you have just swept the floor !!!
Is this what Dylan Thomas ment by raging against the dying of the light ?
Then you go out for a walk to relieve the tension and a passing by baby in a pushchair smiles at you for no reason and all the screwdrivers, packaging and remote controls are long forgotten 😀