Yesterday I bought a Wii, and I’ve been bowling on it with my grandson. Because of the weakness in my legs and arms from post-polio syndrome, it has been years since I’ve been able to go bowling. Now, thanks to technology, I am “bowling” in my living room.
When I was paying for the Wii, the clerk asked, “Is this for your grandchildren?” I said, “No, it’s for me.” She was startled; apparently not too many grey-haired grandmothers purchase computer games for themselves.
I think the willingness to try new things is imperative for a writer. A writer’s business is ideas; all writers need to be observant and inquisitive. Keeping up with what’s new in the world is part of my job – and it’s also a lot of fun!