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leunig and life

Place: Office

Poison: Lollies

Favourite Things: baby aquamarine blue jacket

I got given the coolest little book this week ‘Leunig- the book of common prayers’ and I have loved the simplicity within its folds.

Many of his random musings to God, make me smile, but this one is one of my favourites.


For those who can’t read it, it says ‘There comes a moment when all the cables, leads, battery chargers and power adaptors we have ever owned gather together and assemble themselves around us and ask the terrible question, “What happened to your life”…

I have seriously been asking that of myself today. I have waited 3 weeks to get my mobile back from the fixer man, and I have had major withdrawals from it. It is one of those blackberry/internet/phone/camera/everything in one little package deal.

However I have become so used to getting my emails whenever I want them, checking my diary 500 times a day, that I have lost perspective of what life was like without it!

It came back today and seriously you would have thought that I had seen Jesus, or at least won the lotto. However this mortal soul was in trouble as it STILL DOESN’T WORK!!!

So, after much counselling, a bag of lollies and some prayer later, I am sending it back, and hopefully gaining a bit of perspective at the same time.

Mobile phones and technology do not equal life!


They help, but they don’t dictate it. Turn off your phone during dinner, why not be wild and leave it at home sometimes and for the very daring send them back!



2 thoughts on “leunig and life

  1. yep, i agree. been listening to jack johnson this week, one song thats getting me is “Gone”.

    Look at all those fancy clothes,
    But these could keep us warm just like those.
    And what about your soul? Is it cold?
    Is it straight from the mold, and ready to be sold?

    And cars and phones and diamond rings,
    Bling, bling, because those are only removable things.
    And what about your mind? Does it shine?
    Are there things that concern you, more than your time?

  2. I have to admit, i am addicted to my palm. I carry everything around on it, my calendar, to do’s, projects & events i’m working on, contacts, books i’m reading – you name it i’ve got it with me. And if I don’t have it – i feel lost. I don’t know what to do with myself when i don’t have a computer and palm with me. Has life really come to this?

    I was reading a book, that suggested taking tech free days, kind of like a sabaath for technology – may not be a bad idea in my case!

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