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All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

I wonder what Clint Eastwood is doing right now

At times when I let my mind wander* every now and again I feel the urge to re-connect back to the universe and humanity. A trick I have is to ask the question in the title
I wonder what Clint Eastwood is doing right now


I ask in a general "I wonder what Clint Eastwood is up to in his life" but in a very specific and detailed way. What time is it where he is (where is he?), what would I be doing if I were him at that time (getting the toast out of the toaster etc etc).

It's not about Clint Eastwood at all and I can't even remember why I picked him.

It is about trying to connect across the planet to another person and bringing me back to to the realities of day-to-day living. We're all in this together and having this particular question helps me remember that.

* when I do the best work ... as long as it's very quickly followed up with talking to people!

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