Communication provides the information interchange that fuels our social interactions. It is the essential foundation on which relationships with other are built. Communication is constructed on conventions to allow mutual understanding. Many of life’s protocols have been turned upside down.
The handshake a universal symbol of greeting and mistrust is potentially dangerous. Crossing the road when you notice someone coming the other way is now respectful rather than rude. Use of mobile phones for individual chat whilst amongst others has transferred from a sign of a disconnect to those present to a potential necessity to connect with those isolated within other rooms of the same building. The weaknesses of social networking have been the subject of many debates. Now it is time for those sites to show their strengths.
It is just my cat Tom and I at the moment and my blog is one of my ways of communicating. I hope to prompt thought encourage laughter and smiles and breed hope. My words are my ammunition stored in my arsenal to fight the propaganda war against the corona virus.
A friend’s recent message due to addition of the letter f to a word became a false declaration of an ended relationship. Her boyfriend had not “f”’ed off and no f words were involved but the changing of let to left, changed the whole message. A message I had yesterday from one of my daughters had one word changed and I tell the story here in rhyme.
Yoda in the hole
Had a message I just have to share
Yoda in the hole, anyone care
Need a team for a rescue mission
Before it gets to dire position
Dig Yoda out before gets deeper
His wisdom we know is a keeper
Star Wars philosophy under threat
Our force flies to you with no regret
Not a venture just for Hans Solo
Need a Jedi light sabre hero
Bring a torch in case of the dark side
Be prepared as we go side by side
No Wookie but just had a wedgie
Farce is strong on this one, you can see
Beware the deadly phantom menace
Hold your nose and flatulence will pass
Wait, a message clarifies new hope
False alarms stand down give me some rope
Predictive text strikes back once again
Technology blip but Yoda remains
Only a sausage has been battered
Toad in the hole message that mattered
Stand down cancel the emergency
Just a report of my daughter’s tea
Yoda once said, “always pass on what you learn” and also “you must unlearn what you have learnt,” I will leave you the reader to determine the hidden message of this blog. If you would kindly leave your thoughts in a comment, I will acknowledge the best as my own.
Thank you for reading