Thursday, May 19, 2011
Things I miss about the low-tech life
That callous on my middle finger.
Only as much information as I can healthfully process at a time.
Work alternating with rest.
No phone calls when I'm away from home or work.
No constant games. No apps. No news about everything that was never news before, except by way of mouth, friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor.
No beeps, flashing lights, urgent incoming this or that. More of a search for stimulation when desired, not a turning off or turning away from it.
Deadlines that come from within.
Paper and books.
Real things, not screen things.
Time to think.
Time to find a rhythm.
Time to feel the open space of creativity.
A joy in discovering something new, not a sense of anxiety that a thousand people on Facebook have discovered it before me.
What do you miss about the low-tech life?