This is a test
So, I took a few weeks away from Facebook. More accurately, the exercise was to go at least a month without leaving comments, likes or posts. I did lurk now and then, maybe three or four minutes per visit. That amount of time seemed to be the limit of my tolerance for chaos, as if I need more of that energy in my life. I chose instead to put my focus into a bathroom remodeling project…which is looking pretty nice, thank you very much.
Withholding immediate reactions while scrolling through my feed was a helpful practice. My responses had time to steep, to gel, to sort themselves and clarify. Pondering while puttering has always been my kind of meditative process. Like insights that come while in the shower, for example, or in my case insights that come while installing a shower. Years spent in the dim light of a photographic darkroom still rank as some of my finest hours for experiencing the integration of sensory awareness, insights and thoughts into deeper realizations.
Today I offer perspectives gleaned from a cacophony of Facebook feeds, distilled to a concentration of crucial pertinence. Tomorrow, perhaps a few more, perhaps not.
Stuff I need to get out of my system. Things I need to speak, or type, in this case. It seems like so many people loved The Matrix trilogy, yet remain oblivious to its messages, one of which is that when you’re in the matrix you do not see it