It is the wallpaper on my phone.I check on it before I leave for work in the morning and before I go to sleep at night.
I make sure it always has enough water, though I help guard against bloating.
I give it plenty of exercise but avoid overworking it.
I provide for regular check-ups.
I listen to it carefully. I am grateful to have it.
I touch it, talk to it, admire it, cherish it and rely on it.
At 43 years old I may soon have to assist it into retirement.
Until then, I am one with it. As I fend off winter’s austerity to enjoy the beauty.
Everyone—please meet my boiler.
© 2014 Christopher’s Views