Almost everything will work again – if you UNPLUG it. Including you.
– Anne Lamott
I recently traveled to a small rural Virginia town and spent a few nights in “the country”. A city girl like me might call it being in…..the woods…..middle of no where…..off the grid. No daily mailman, No weekly trash pick up, No air-conditioning, No wifi. Completely less than modern and it was ……….refreshing. No, more like restorative! 🙂 It forced me to put down my phone – and look up at the world around me.
Imagine a place where you don’t need curtains on the windows because there is no one around to need privacy from. Where all you hear – literally is the wind in the trees and the sound of your own breath. The only visitors are dragonflies of the brightest green, perched gently on the very edge of your plate while you enjoy your outdoor organic home cooked meal. You hear your vintage silverware scrape softly against retro glass plates – and you soak it all in.
A treat for me was watching the sun rise above the trees in the morning, it seemed to coordinate with the steam rising from my coffee cup. Hot coffee somehow tastes better when it’s sipped out of a mug that is older than grandma.
When you turn off all your electronics you find more fun fulfilling things to do. Like play dress up with your 3 yr old.
Abandoned buildings are covered in cobwebs but haunted with history.
Original BEATLES albums on record players…..
That moment when your “time out chair” is a 50-year-old antique sitting beside a cabinet filled with heirlooms. Time out is a timeless discipline.
I encourage you all to take an hour, a day, a weekend. And try to UNPLUG.
Reality is not virtual my love.