Thinking of opposites : CAD, the iPad and typing on the computer. Opposites of real : fake/false/bogus/sham/ersatz/synthetic/virtual/pseudo versions of the things mentioned on yesterday's post - highly processed foods with chemical additives and synthetic flavours and colours, heavy on sugars, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated fats; electric and oil-fired central heating automatically controlled allows us to forget where it comes from....shovelling on coal and wood you think about it; and stale air in our houses 'freshened' by a gadget plugged into an electric socket giving out chemicals into the air we breathe, or from an aerosol spray. Nylon/Dacron/acrylic/fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, treated with fire retardant chemicals/plasticised, fabric softeners, washing powders. Recorded music in shops, restaurants, waiting rooms, while holding on the phone, 4000 songs on the iPod; posters, prints, cards and other ephemera (do like these)....smart phones, twitters and tweets, facebook, e mail, skype; moisturisers on your face, soap, make up, cleansers, toners, serums, dermabrasion, botox, parabens (straight into your bloodstream, every day)..shampoos, conditioners, electric hairdryers, straighteners and curling tongs, dyes; lotion to keep the sun off, fake tan, from a sunbed or a tube......not to be alarmist or anything!
Amazing and sometimes wonderful (fantastic skype with far flung family! Music on the radio - couldn't live without it - well I could of course, but you know what I mean.)
But Real or Simple?
Am seeking the actual/honest/in the flesh/original/true/genuine whenever possible.
Plenty to think about then.