The scanner was still there this morning. I got up very early after another night of tossing and turning. There is only so much excitement an elderly gent can cope with. Right now we are tackling all the cables, cords and paraphernalia cluttering our table. The table was bought from an Italian lady who runs a second hand furniture shop in Goulburn. It is a very large table and how we dragged it up the stairs and around the corner into our small bedroom (office now) would or should hail as world wonder number 8.
See photo of table here!
The table was used for pattern making and sewing as the table has little indentions in its wooden top of a serrated little wheel traditionally used in copying the paper pattern onto the material or vice versa (don’t ask why or how!)
It took two of us to sort the cables and cords. One of us on the table and one underneath. The person underneath the table would tug a cord with the person on top of the table identifying what the cord was doing there and to which appliance it was connected to. I can see how ‘wire-free is tempting. With just speakers, two printers and two computers it is amazing how many cables are needed to just connect to so much nonsense. Anyway, as you can see it is now looking tidier. I am sure that in a few weeks time it will all be in turmoil again. God knows what those cables are up to at night!
The next photo is scanned direct from my minds memory which dates it roughly to Pius the X11. The link to that period is that all the world’s best physicians and all the world’s heathen wizards could not cure his non-stop hiccupping. It was a further nail in the coffin of my scepticism in a religious belief that somehow one would end up in a heaven if only one could stop masturbating, thereby committing a mortal sin worthy of eternal hellfire or a Dante inferno. (each time)
If God could not stop the representative of Him here on earth halt a simple hiccup, how could us mere mortals prevent committing mortal sins which felt so good and… so…compulsive and feel so… lovely?
I remember it being a totally revealing and unshackling insight at that time. (there is a lot there) That’s when I took that photo.