The time has come, the end is nigh. Germany won this morning, and two days ago I found my old phone. I was cleaning out boxes full of forgotten belongings, needless to say I ended up with less boxes, and a giant bag full of recycling.
My old phone is a Nokia N97 mini, Dad bought it for me a few years ago. I remember preferring it over the iPhone because it had a proper qwerty keyboard, and as I like to write, it was the most comfortable option. Then after 2 years of use it started wearing down, the memory was faltering, it started getting glitchy, the cover was peeling off. Well, I had dropped it a couple of times, so it was understandable.
I was growing tired and frustrated with it, and Dad bought my a Samsung S4 Duos. Faster, bigger, Google Apps, better camera, all that jazz. At first I was excited. But I still missed my old phone’s keyboard.
When work came along, and I actually had to be responsible with emails and WordPress Admin, students and everything, I grew more and more reliant on my Samsung. I had it with me all the time, and I was constantly restless. I never could really relax. I would try and rest but I found it difficult to switch off. Even though I didn’t have Facebook or Twitter on it all the time, I still felt constantly connected, and constantly obliged to check and re-check and keep up to date and keep informed.
When I found my old Nokia, by chance, at the bottom of a box full of old Philosophy and Asian History notes, I felt it was a message. From above, from the Cosmos, from whatever you wish to name it, you know who/what I’m referring to. My intuition told me I should give it another shot. Recharge it, and try and fix it. Not try, really. Because I knew it would be fixed. I had to force myself to trust myself, follow what my intuition was telling me.
‘Okay, dammit, why not?’
Over the weekend, and today, I did everything I could to fix it. And from the way things are going, it’s 90% okay, functioning perfectly, it’s just the music library that’s still a bit screwed. In the meantime, I’ve used it to do everyday normal mobile things, just texting and calling.
The verdict? So far, it’s fantastic. Continue reading