Coming in number one on the list is a record player.
And of course, if you have the good ol’ turntable, you need a little vinyl to go with it. A little Peter, Paul and Mary with the newest Adele that comes out this week would make a pretty good remix, if you ask me.
Then last but not least, a typewriter. That’s right, the old clickity-clacking, ribbon-winding, bell-ringing typewriter. An Underwood if possible. Perhaps the feel of the keys and the sounds of the strikes will help motivate those uncooperative characters of mine.
So, why the desire to have these old devices as part of my Christmas wishes this year? The answer is quite simple, we need this kind of simplicity in our lives. We need to unplug and reflect. Remember the times when you actually shook hands to seal a deal, spoke to people with respect and manners, and felt safe in the confines of the establishments you visited to make purchases and enjoy a little entertainment. Perhaps if enough people revisited this time, we could finally have what should top the world’s Christmas list… PEACE!