Saturday, September 22, 2012
Sharing a meal with family. Sipping coffee with a friend. Walking the dog. Spending time at the playground with a child. Out on a date with a lover. Various scenarios offering invaluable possibilities for meaningful connection and engagement. In the course of a day, observing individuals in each of these situations opting to dilute the experiences. Choosing to direct energy and attention to lengthy cell phone communication with others instead. Distracting them from the gift of the here and now. Leaving me to wonder if they would consider taking up the challenge of being fully present. Putting down the phone during those precious moments. Embracing the opportunity to pick up their life instead.