Please, find some time to be quiet. Not for me or for the people around you. For you.
I read this David Brooks editorial in the Times this morning about smartphones and taking time to be with ourselves, and got excited to write a blog post about it. Then I read the article he referenced by Andrew Sullivan and realized there’s nothing else for me to say. So I’m not going to. Please read the article. It’s long and worth it. See if you can read it in one sitting without getting up to do something else. Better yet, see if you can read the whole thing without checking your phone. I couldn’t.
I wish that I could say my absence from blogging has been an intentional push to work on these things myself, but it hasn’t been. I’ve just been too busy to write. Or busy enough to tell myself that I’m too busy to write. Now I’m feeling inspired now to leave behind my phone and social media, to just be in the world. I hope to see you there!