This time I am in Florida, working with a screenwriters’ retreat. This trip is a couple of weeks, which I suppose isn’t that long in the grand scheme of things.
What is long is that I didn’t have internet capability until now. I had to spend five whole days focused on things at hand, paying attention to my fellow human beings that share my time-space continuum.
I’ve had to talk with people without typing; looking at each other with no screen protecting us.
I’ve had to play cards with people at the same table as me, relearning how to laugh without the use of parentheses and colons.
I’ve had to figure out what the weather was like by looking out the window, or going the extra drastic phase of stepping outside and experience weather corporeally.
I may even be experiencing life corporeally.
Man, existence can be hard sometimes.
I could take a walk right now on the beach, feeling the sand between my toes and giggling at the shock of a cold wave, all while marveling in G-d’s creation… But the internet is back up, so maybe I’ll just download a few ocean screenshots instead.
Just my thoughts,