Wednesday, May 26, 2010


...I decided to cut back on the texting, like back to NONE if I can do anything about it.

Within the space of about an hour, I had a texting "conversation" with a friend of mine over absolute nonsense, and only realized later that we could have just called each other and the conversation would have lasted about 30 seconds. What's worse is that, while I could have been focusing on other things (I haven't composed anything new for about a month now), I could feel my mind preoccupied with waiting for my friend's text responses, sort of like my mind was tethered to the little digital device sitting at the edge of the table.

I know we like to think we have control, but how much time do we spend in our minds waiting for phone calls, text messages, emails, etc? Even when we're physically doing other things, our minds are always preoccupied with wondering about communication through our little digital devices. Why hasn't he (or she) called? Why are they taking so long returning my text? What did that text mean? Who else is he (or she) texting? Etc. etc.

I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, my fingers frantically running over the little keypad of the phone, my hair kind of messy, the light from the screen shining a bit in my eyes. I don't know. I felt just a bit...


  1. " hair kind of messy..." haha no. I don't know. LOL...just kinda made me laugh. But yeah, you're totally right. We all like to walk around and think we have control over our actions. Thats what keeps so many of us away from God. But so many things in our life consume us. And most of the time we know it, but cover it up with convienent excuses. I love this post! I don't have a phone, but plenty of other things consume me. My mp3 player. Lots of things. I think you taking the step will give many people the insentive to do the same thing. It has me. :)

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann ....glad you're back. You are, aren't you?? :P

  2. I like the mirror imagery thing... I do that a lot too. 'Tis true what they say about texting, e-mails, etc., yet we do it anyway.