Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why I adore living now and not in the Past...

This is one of the cute focks at Shabby Apple -- 20% off sale... it's called Aloha.


I adore Jane Austin...

This summer... since I've been "un-plugged" I have had more time to read!

So lovely!

Strange... how much I love my computer and TV and miss the internet... yet....
I appreciate how they distract me from my daily grind and household chores... but... they also rob me of the luxury of relaxing to read.... (because in the corner of my eye... I see that mound of laundry on my couch.... or dishes left in the living room... or the piles of things-- not put away.... )



Since being unplugged.... I find myself... tackling those mounds and piles... and then

with a smile of satisfation... curl up with a good book, a really really good book.. and just relax and undwind....

I can enjoy all the luxuries that Jane's characters enjoyed being "upper class" (tasty foods, cute clothing, time to relax and read, sew, practice piano, social parties etc...) with all the comforts of modern convienences...
fans (no AC here in hawaii), showers, indoor plumming, washing machines, dishwashers (normally... but mine has been broken for 3 weeks!), but you get the idea.

I sometimes envy the "simple" life.... life before all this technology and fast paced living.... but I appreciate all the advances in medicine... and perks that come along with technology too... (all the FREE information on the internet... have a question? google it and you've got 200 plus entries about that topic...)

this summer I've learned...
I complicate my life.
My life can be slow and simple... (with the perks of technology)
I am the master of my life, my time...
what i do
what i read
how I spend my time
the things I consume---- not just food, but media and music...

I had just gotten lazy.
Hopefully... I'll continue on with my goal and be more aware... more cautious and calculated in how I use technology... and not "amuse myself to death"... get drawn in... and waste my life away (plugged in)... instead of living.


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Amen, Sistah! I couldn't agree more.

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