Good Times, Bad Times, Give Me Some Of That…

In early 1996, I splashed out an inordinate amount of money on my first ever laptop computer. At the time I was living hand to mouth as a locum anaesthetist. My lifestyle involved not knowing from one day to the next where I would be employed or for how long. I must confess it was a quite exciting time, like that of the life of a pirate upon the Spanish Main…

My poltroon’s existence ended when the burdens of fatherhood responsibility rightly and justly overwhelmed me. My wife and daughter’s needs for security won over my needs for exciting employment. It was a silent revolution within my life. With amazing ease, my locum-agency effortlessly found me very gainful employment to supply our income.

I swiftly ended up working in Germany at Consultant/Wing Commander level at the RAF hospital at Wegberg for a couple of months before returning to Blighty for the birth of our son.

My laptop came with Windows 3.11, which was a bit primitive. At the local NAAFI store I purchased a copy of Windows 95. On that CD I found this music video, which in my isolation I played over and over again, because I found it so hauntingly beautiful:

Edie Brickell is the wife of the famed songsmith Paul Simon.

The integration of both the good and the bad in life is a very Catholic activity, as we are all continuously called to forgiveness by Our Father.

In time: good times, bad times, give me some of that!


About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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