You would hate to think that what I’m about to share is unusual; but in this day it is. The Saint James Art Show is a great place to people watch or at least notice a variety of people types. Unlike walking down the streets of the city or through the mall, I noticed a phenomenon that swept the show. No one was distracted from the art checking their phones…
Show attenders were enjoying a sunny eighty degree October day by taking in the sites of the art show. It was wonderful. No one almost ran into me while checking a text. There were no crazy ring tones binging and singing. There was a buzz of conversation and a periodic squeal of friends uniting among crowded isles.
Art viewers were completely in the moment and engaged; how refreshing. People’s faces were alive and curiously looking at the art mediums.
Sometimes it’s wonderful to just unplug – disconnect. As long as a cell phone, ipad or computer is on or at hand, we are ON – distracted.
Find the opportunity to unplug for a while. At first you may feel like you are walking around naked, but I promise before long the peace that transcends understanding will encompass your soul.
Do you dare unplug? Go ahead put the technology down and walk away and experience something new.