Learning, Past, Present and Future

‘Grannie, did they have computers when you were young?’

His question made me think. Over seven decades between us, and I thought of what it was like in my day. Computers were a speck of dust. We didn’t even have a telephone, and used to share our neighbours.

Now he can see what is happening across the glob with just one click. His future, different, but ultimately the same. I still go hungry to feed him, just as my parents did for me. I want something different for him – something he can look back on and be proud of.

‘What did you want to be when you grew up?’ he asks.

‘I wanted to be a dancer, and travel to those lands in your computer,’ I say.

‘I want to be a doctor, and I am learning so much at school. One day,’ he announces with a grin, ‘I will find a cure for all diseases.’

I had no doubts that he would be famous one day. Here I was learning new things about computers. In return he learnt about me, and how we used to live. Change was a shared experience in life, and I was glad to share it with my grandchild.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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