The Way Is The Goal


Periods come and periods go. It is the life-cycle of our planet and its nature, which we are part off. It is so obvious and forms such a big part of our lives that especially men tend to neglect and forget. But it is here and it affects us all in the end. So it affected me, or shall I rather say my computer?

Over 3 years it served as a ‘true’ companion, a friend and a budy. Always there when I needed it and always helping me to experiment, whether it was for the purpose of writing, hacking, traveling, photography or keeping iın touch wıth friends and family, it served its purpose very well.

So that period is over now. From one moment to another the whole thing just freezed and still it refuses to continue after a maximum of 5 minutes run-time. It will cost too much money to repair, and the dealer and I can’t even agree where the problem lies. Forget about it; the thing will just have to be dumped.

Buying a new computer, a second-hand one, is obviously an option. As long as it is a light and small computer with a good battery, anything will do. But is it really worth the spending? Is it really what I want right now?

Life is constantly shifting. It is up to you -to a large extend- to let a shift be applied to you or not. Obviously buying a new computer the next day was one of my options. The only shift taking place then would be in my bank account and having the computer replaced.

Not doing that and instead filling in my life without my favourite digital tool, is just another challenge and an option that would allow a shift to take place.

So why not allowing this to happen and see how I can refill the gaps in time created by this perceived lack of … something. Maybe it might even bring me somewhere.


  1. v

    i love reading your blog robin. always pushing yourself and instead of just reacting, looking to think about things in new ways.
    i say good luck to you in living computer-less. from someone who spends way too much time staring at a screen myself i think it is a great oppurtunity to unplug and get amongst things more.
    do drop back in occasionally and let us know how you are getting on though! 🙂

  2. sue

    Isn’t amazing how life can change course in an instant? “Losing” your computer could lead you onto an entirely new path that you can’t even imagine right now. I was a musician (percussion/drumming), teaching & performing in all of my spare time when I injured my arm badly. Unable to play, I suddenly had time to reinvent my life. What was a “tragedy” became a gift. This isn’t my blog, so I won’t bore you with the details, but it’s ironically the event that led me to photography, and thus here to your photos & words.

    Having said all of that, I selfishly hope that you are able to continue sharing your pictures & stories with us (which certainly requires a computer somehow!) Let us know how it’s going!

    Happy discoveries,

    ~ sue

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