How do I put it aside?

My family gathered last night for another season of Strictly.

I tried.


Most years I don’t even join them in the room;

Last night I balanced on the settee, albeit with my laptop for comfort and half and half sat through contestants spiralling onto the screen amidst glitz and glamour.

Well, the inevitable happened; after ten or fifteen minutes of showbiz, I retreated to reading Stephen King’s latest book, The Outsider. (If anyone has read this, please don’t tell me what happens!)

Have I failed my family? Society?

What the heck is wrong with me?

I know my mum, if she were still here, would have been watching, my dad too. It is hypnotic candyfloss. Yet, I preferred the confines of my Kindle.

An easy out would be to blame genetics, but, as I say, both my parents would likely have been there.

The only explanation is my twisted experience and perception, all of my own making.

No one to blame but myself.



Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

2 thoughts on “How do I put it aside?

  1. And I thought the man behind the counter at W H Smith and I were the only ones in the world who don’t watch Strictly …….. he does watch the football apparently though!

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