A silver horse, a wasted youth.

I complain to my daughter that she spends too much time on her smartphone.

Then I remembered something I did when I was a boy in the 1960s in East Anglia.

We had basically 2 TV channels available.


Our ITV channel was Anglia Television.

Anglia Television children's programs started at something like 4:30 p.m.

When bored, I switched on the TV at 3:30 p.m.

During the day, when no programming was on, Anglia TV would broadcast a rotating knight in armour astride a horse. Handel's Watermusic was the sound track.

And I would watch it from 3:30 till 4:30. Around and around and around.

So however much my daughter spends on her cellphone, at least she does not spend an hour watching a model knight in armour go around and around. And around.


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