Wallpaper. I put some up yesterday, and helped my son do the same a few weeks ago. I have no problems fitting it to walls, matching patterns and all that – but please don’t ask me to choose the right one!
It seemed to be a thing of may parents’ generation (that’s when I learnt my skills) with painting walls now the norm. Though, in old houses, there is still the advantage that it s a good way to make cracks in the plaster disappear – or at least become less obvious.
However, google the term, and it is more likely to refer to sources that provide pictures (even animated and moving) that you can put on your computer desktop. I use photographs to do this. Takes a lot less to change than a physical wall.
I have less trouble choosing that kind of wallpaper, but it isn’t as ‘public’ as a lounge wall.
Before too long it may be that our lounge walls are screens, and just as easy to change the ‘wallpaper’ on.
Will the pace of change become less rapid in 2013? I doubt it, particularly in terms of technology.
However, the technology for changing how we actually are and connect as people – not the wallpaper, but the surface with the cracks – is timeless. Thank God for Jesus.