Open up to you and I don’t even feel lonely

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There is a new prompt challenge out there called Discover Prompts and it started yesterday. Today the word is open. But I also take part in Ragtag Daily Prompt. So I open up to you and I don’t even feel lonely. There won’t be any big secrets or anything like that. The break from work is now until May 13 so I have a lot of time on my hands. I still get paid which is good. I was only 2 weeks at the job until this coronavirus thing happened. I rather stay home then go to a job where there is nothing to do. And staying healthy is the most important thing. Here we don’t need to stay home but I stay home anyway so there is no difference. I’m open to doing anything I want. I never go anywhere anyway. The store is the only place I go to. I don’t understand why people don’t want to stay home. Is there something there they don’t want to see or what? People have no imagination so they ‘complain’ they have nothing to do. I’ve got plenty to do. There is nothing wrong being bored anyway.

This is a good time to watch old TV shows on Youtube. At the moments I’m watching ‘Matlock‘ The only problem is that there isn’t the last episode of each season. That is a shame. It’s a murder mystery show with Andy Griffith as Ben Matlock. The show is usually about 45 minutes long and sometimes there are two parts. I love a good mystery murder shows. I hope I could find ‘Murder, She, Wrote’ but I guess that’s quite difficult. I don’t think I could write a murder mystery. You need a brain for that. A brain that can work with stuff like that. It’s easier for me to write about romance without many deep details. Writer’s who can write about murder and the dark side of human behaviour really are geniuses. I really admire writers like Agatha Christie and authors like that. If I wasn’t lazy I would read books like that but I rather watch a TV show about murders. When I was 7 years old I watched some murder show in secret from my parents and I saw nightmares after that for at least 3 nights. But it hasn’t stopped me from liking movies and TV shows about it. Too much violence is always too much. I don’t like Tarantino’s movies, for example. Except ‘Jackie Brown’ There isn’t much violence like in his other movies.

The time that is now it’s good to think about other things than just what is going on in the world. People should learn to relax and this is the time to do so. I opened up what I’m doing now and I don’t feel lonely. I’m alone but never lonely. I don’t know have time to feel that. There are many other things to do. You just have to use your imagination. Now it’s time to open that book or whatever you fancy.

I ♥ Sherlock

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And I’m not talking about BBC Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. Even though I’ve become a fan of that show as well. I mean Sherlock Holmes in general. I’ve always been a fan of mysteries. The likes of e.g. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. I’m a lazy book reader so I prefer those on TV. I’m not only watching them by just looking, I watch them to try to figure out the cases myself. That’s good practise for the brain. Since I’ve studied script writing, I see them a bit differently. A person who hasn’t studied drama might not see them the same way.

‘Clothes make the man’ the phrase says and it’s true in this case. Everyone has a different view about how Sherlock Holmes looks like. As I mentioned before in a past post , Jeremy Brett has always been “the Sherlock” for me. The smart, sophisticated and mysterious man he is. He just played it so well. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.

I grew up watching crime mysteries. It has always fascinated me. The likes of Murder, She Wrote, Matlock and Columbo. I watched them with my parents. Those TV shows had a lot of excitement and you never knew for sure who the murderers were. They were very well done. No special effect like they have these days. It was all real. I was also a big fan of MacGyver and Knight Rider. They had more car chases and stuff like that. It was another look on mystery.
More recent mystery or crime on TV is Midsomner Murders (which is still on) I used to watch that with my mother (RIP) and I still do. It’s always in 2 parts and it always ends in a cliffhanger. You have to wait for the 2nd part for a week. That’s probably why it’s popular. People always want to come back for more.

So it’s really Sherlock Holmes that started it all. So thank you Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not to forget Dame Agatha Christie. Mystery fans are very grateful.