It is a great shame, these days, many of us walk through life with our heads down, staring at a small screen, totally missing out on life going on around us.
For quite a while now, whenever I am walking toward someone in this position, I will intentionally stare at them, hoping to get a glimmer of eye contact. RARELY does it happen.
What a loss these dear ones are suffering, not even aware of it. Online dating has become the norm. I wonder how that would change if people would put their devices away, look up, see the great sea of lonely people, right in front of their faces.
Some of you know, I just returned home from almost two months in rehab. While there, nobody had access to a computer, cell phone or often any type of contact with the outside world.
We talked, we danced we had fun in the off hours. There was a sense of community. We cooked for each other, ate together, cried together, hugged it out. Shared our stories on a very deep level.
I often feel sad at the lack of human interaction out here in the "real" world. But is it really, real at all? If we went through our days with awareness of the world around us, we might just see, those small details hold wondrous surprises.
Fantasizing the freedom to greet somebody on the street with a smile and hello.