Friday, December 30, 2011

Turn it off

I found this New York Times article posted by a friend on Facebook today.  Not only is it written by the great Pico Iyer, but it concerns something I ponder now daily: turning off our various computers and phones and being present in the moment.  This comes a day after my kids went to a museum surrounded by parents texting and surfing the net while they could have been playing with their kids.  This is precious time lost.  As a distracted parent, I often succumb to the lure of the screen, but I am trying to be more cognizant of this habit and lose it!

Without further ado, Pico Iyer:  The Joy of Quiet