A study in America reported that the year 2014 was the warmest record, with ocean temperatures contributing the most to the overall result. Some parts of America were colder than usual, but Australia had record heat. My sister, who lives in Adelaide, South Australia, told me via an email that the bush fires took a terrible toll. I remember a bad bushfire when flames roared up to the Adelaide Hills in 1963. My youngest daughter was not yet walking. Close to where we lived under a television transmitter, firefighters back-lit a blaze which filled the air with a red haze of smoke while we packed the car with essentials for our three children. We were lucky that day. Their strategy worked. When the raging inferno met the controlled line of blaze there was no combustible material left and the fire fizzled out.on the western tip of the south
On my walk up the hill each day, I often meet other people out for a stroll. We greet each other by saying, "It's not too bad today. The wind's dropped," or "The sunshine makes such a difference, doesn't it?"
At the other end of the scale for human behavior is a story from Taiwan. A 32-year-old man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an internet cafe in Taiwan. Other patrons initially thought he was sleeping, but when an employee realized he was not breathing he was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead. He was a regular gamer who would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. Apparently, it is the second death to occur this way in the country this year.
Can you see the appeal of living solely to pit your brain against a computer? Totally withdrawn from nature or any reality?
Reminds me of Queen's song, "Bohemian Rhapsody" See full song.
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I'm easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Anyway the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me.
Perhaps the gamer died doing what he loved most.
This brings up another question. If you could pick your time of departure from this world, what would you like to be doing?