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The plumber


Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective?

It’s cold outside. Today is snowing, and our boiler has broken. We are without heating and without heat water. The plumber says he doesn’t have a special valve he needs to repair the boiler so here we are already three days waiting for it. And I have my mother sick and paralysed at home, shivering under a pile of blankets. It drives me crazy. Now I’ll think about what makes me happy: have my mom happy and comfortable in her situation. OK.  My perspective doesn’t change but for my frustration’s intensity. And think about the plumber’s bill doesn’t help.

Daily Prompt: Perspective.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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