My phone died yesterday at work. I was able to use it in the morning, but not at lunch. And it hasn’t worked since.
Strangely, except for my commute it’s been nice.
I’ve been spending a lot of time playing games like Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.
If I do want to read outside on a beautiful day, or even just pay attention to NASCAR or an NBA game, it’s best if I leave the phone in another room.
It’s feels like our pocket computers are trying to talk to us.
Usually, I have a chance twice a year to totally disconnect at Twilight Covening and Rites of Spring. They are deep in the Berkshires, and I can’t even get cell phone range. I really enjoy the break. And being away from the town and the city I hear so many different things.
Instead, of hearing cars on the road, I hear water in the stream. Or the sound of kids laughing. Or people having a great conversation. And I feel so much more open.
This year has been a weird one.
Oddly, I am looking forward to having a cell phone less weekend.
Our pocket computers are so addictive.
As is the social media and everything else.
We really do need the occasional reset.