Somewhere Else

People standing at the garden shop

What are we? While waiting for a friend to arrive, I was struck suddenly by the static scene in front of me. People seemed to be waiting for something else to happen. They looked at the plants, but not with much involvement.

There seems to be a lot of time that we spend half in and half out of experiences.

3 thoughts on “Somewhere Else

  1. I agree, but I think people’s tendencies to be not fully involved is because there is SUCH A GLUT of things available, every which way that we look in today’s Western culture etc. etc. This is true globally, but better or worse depending on the country, I think.

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      1. The brain can handle just so much. I always think back to the comment I have told you time and again over the years, i.e. when the head of the NY Public Library picked up a weekend copy of the New York Times decades ago and said, “You see this one weekend copy of this newspaper? This represents much more information than most people had access to read in their entire lifetimes during the 14th [I think that’s the century he said] century.” We’re inundated, drowning in stimulation.

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