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The Way I See It
When I was a kid the tech world was in someone’s imagination and not available to the average adult and certainly not to kids. We played lots of board games and puzzle games and we had crayons and coloring books. And we had Marbles.
It seems to play Marbles was very popular in my parent’s childhood days and my father had a big collection of marbles that he gave to us. Once in awhile my friends and I would play marbles but not often. That was okay with me because I liked playing with marbles by myself. I liked just sorting through them and rolling them around and making abstract pictures with them.
I have no idea where the big jug of marbles disappeared to. I would like to have them now to use as color in a bowl on a table and to roll them around in my hands and wonder at the colorful designs and sizes of those pretty and decidedly un-tech orbs. The only marble I have these days is the one that rolls around in my head looking for the other marbles that used to be there and sometimes causes headaches.
The way I see it…kids today with their eyes always on a screen of some sort are missing out on some fun. They are losing their marbles before they have any fun playing with them. One day they will realize they only have one marble to play with and it’s rattling around in their head all by itself and that’s just sad.