It’s a cloudy Monday and Grandma Glasses is busy packing.
“Where are you going Grandma?” I asked.
“It’s first day of class today, and I don’t want to be late.”
She scampered back to the bedroom, and later came out with cables, charger, mobile phone, external drive and her CanonPowershot. I also noticed she has her Acer tucked under her arms. In one motion she hauled them into her bag. Then she grabbed a few sheets of paper.
“I need paper for my gum. You ne’er know when a paper would be handy.” She goes through her things for a last minute check.
“Where are you going Grandma? These are the things you bring when you go on a roadtrip.”
Grandma Glasses lets out a subtle groan as she steadily raised her head and looked at me. I am starting to doubt if she understands me.
“I am starting this on a right foot. I know I should not be discouraged. My brain is as good as theirs. Age is just a number as Learning is just a matter of connection and WiFi,” she explained to me. And I stared back at her with a questioning look.
“If anyone calls for me today, tell them I am out. I will be in the coffee-shop, but not to be disturbed. My e-class starts in an hour, and will go on until after my coffee and croissant refill. Then another e-class after an hour break. That should give me enough time to find a cozy bench at the park. Aside from being with you Drake, I like the ambience of being with trees.” She sounded like Doris Day singing QueSera QueSera as she chatters about her plans for the day.
She pat my head and gave my chin a nudge as she walked out the door. She stopped a second to check the clouds. “It’s a pretty day,” as she glanced around and then walked away.
I curled back in my corner as I gave it a thought. “Life is not just Google. Going back to school anywhere , anytime on WiFi with coffee, croissant and trees seems to be the best part of technology based-learning. I think it’s time to update K9Academy.”