I am writing this post very early, still in town in Westbrook. Next week I will be deep in the Berkshire Mountains away from blogging, cell phones, e-mail, social media, Facebook. I unplug, except for one thing my Kindle (and my iPod).
And I feel unplugged without the cell phone and computer. After all the iPod just gives me music, and the Kindle just gives me words.
There is something kind of magic in being tired, turning off the lights in the 3 sided rustic cabins and just hearing the creatures of the night and having the light of the Kindle have me read a great book.
It’s very grounding in all of the activity of Rites of Spring. And kind of nice for me and my wife to lay together with the lights off our Kindle lights on, as the insects try to attack our books and we read through it.
Last year, I had to finish Simon Wood’s The Fall Guy on the first Wednesday night of Rites. Curious what it will be this year. The early favorite is In the Heat of the Night by John Ball, but I may finish it before the woods. I love that I can have hundreds of books with me on my Kindle too. That’s pretty amazing, and it doesn’t hurt that there is still electricity at the camp.
Glad to just breathe and experience the green. And of course, read.