Gluttons for Punishment
Imagine falling asleep on a glorious summer’s day and not waking for a very long time. The last thing you see as your eyes close is the beautiful weeping willow tree in the garden.
Eventually you are awakened by the sound of a Christmas carol sung by an unseen choir. As you open your eyes you realise you have slept for six months but the willow tree is still in full leaf, are you still asleep? Is this a crazy dream? Surely this cannot be.
This scenario would have been the stuff of nightmares when I was a boy, today it is reality.
* One part stupidity one part procrastination one part carbon dioxide.