Thursday, August 26, 2010

These things go together

After returning to the city from a couple of weeks in the woods, these 2 offerings resonate with such truth:

1) Your Brain on Gadgets suggests it takes 3 days to detox from constant email-phone-berry-gadget checking, discusses the brain chemistry behind that behavior, and explains that all this stimulation could be robbing us of a more deeply fulfilling and meaningful life.

2) A film of poet/singer Tanya Davis' piece called "How to Be Alone" (sent to me by my good friend and resolute Merch Master, Christine. Thank you, Christine!) (note to the knitters out there... How did she make that bedspread?? Those must have been the longest circular needles known to man!)

6 comments:

Stephany said...

Wonderful. Thought-provoking. I have had lots of experiences with aloneness that were immensely satisfying and peaceful. This is a good reminder in the midst of a busy life. Thank you.

mer said...

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Chiron' said...

When we feel alone, it's because we haven't yet had the din of the world die down from our mind. When it does finally quiet down, if we listen with our heart, we can hear the others. We are never actually alone, but, sometimes it can sure feel that way. When it does, it's because we have forgotten about our-self...our first (and last) companion. If we wait long enough, we will remember. ; )

- k - said...

Erin... Thank you SO much for sharing. I hope you don't mind if I keep sharing it on as well. This comes at a very apt time for me.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

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