I opened my laptop to use it today, and found it with the battery at zero power. I considered briefly grabbing the charger, and then chose against it – I didn’t need to use the computer that badly. And so, I closed the computer and put it back into its case to put it away. As I slid it back onto its spot on the desk, I was suddenly reminded of Ed Sheeran, and felt a little bit like he is.
You see, I recently saw a Carpool Karaoke of James Corden’s with Ed Sheeran. In it, Ed Sheeran informs James Corden that he is still in the phase of not using a phone – the way to reach him is by e-mail, which he checks every so often on a computer. Ed Sheeran actually said that he had a phone for about two weeks, I believe it was, but then the battery died, and he didn’t ever charge it again. There were so many demands tied into having a cell phone, he decided to live life without it. (It seems that Sir Elton John has no cell phone either, and it doesn’t matter much, because he can always use the phone of a nearby security person or the likes.) While I listened to him talking about not having a phone, how it is just like living was for our parents before we were born (and even when we were still little), I was nodding along happily, feeling the thought of, ‘That is probably Really nice.’ It had me even consider if I could manage such a thing. (I then remembered how I actually did that for about a month and a half just a few years ago, simply due to phone replacement issues. It really was rather easy on my end, and I enjoyed it. My mom totally hated it, though, despite the fact that we didn’t even live together.). I respected and even envied him a bit, but I was filled with a happy contentment of how that kind of lifestyle could be so blissful, in a sense.
And now, tonight, I felt just that tiny bit of connection to Ed Sheeran, as I found my computer battery dead, and chose not to charge it again, knowing that I would have used it for way long, if I had plugged in the charger and used the computer. I know that this was just one time, one day, but it reminded me of what could be possible for me in the (possibly near) future. It was really nice. A little bit silly, too, but that just makes it even better. 😛