We are all aware of how distracted we are. We are walking around half connected to a myriad of machines. Half the time you can be standing next to someone and not know whether the words they are speaking are directed at you or some person they are wireless connected to. We say we crave connection but that which we seek is a disconnected connection. How are we tethered to this world?
I am often concerned as to how we grow as humans if we are mired in nothingness. So much of day-to-day life is ephemeral. Although, that word is too pretty. Me talk pretty and sad. That should have been the title of David Sedaris’ book of essays. But ephemeral is beautiful until it is not.