These days it seems like we spend a lot of time in front of screens for the pleasure of instant gratification that we forget that there is so much to offer outside of social media, computer screens and our phones. I think I spend more time talking to my friends using my phone/social media than I do when I’m actually in their presence.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first to admit that I cling to my phone just like the next person (I mean I’m literally typing this on a computer) but I also remember a time when my iPhone didn’t even exist.
It’s actually really interesting to me. We depend on our phones and google for the knowledge that lives in books and in art and even just by talking to other people.. ya know? Networking. Tell me… when was the last time you went to a play? Yep, didn’t think so . Me neither.
Although those days are long gone, most of us remember having to ask an adult for their phone, or fighting with siblings over the house phone. If these memories are so close, why cant we go a day with out touching our phones? Do our lives depend on it? … I doubt it.
About a year ago I went to see Alvin Ailey’s dance company at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas with my mom and It really helped me realize how enchanting and incredible theatre can be. I enjoyed every second of it and I realized later that night that I hadn’t posted any part of my evening on social media. I was able to enjoy it and savor the memory for myself. It felt more like an experience than an event.
I look forward to more moments like this and hopefully it wont be too long until the next experience.
With fire in my heart and Love on my mind,