Disconnecting Of Sorts
Disconnecting Of Sorts Disconnecting can be disconcerting. Unsettling. It can also be viewed as somewhat liberating. Maybe an escape. All sorts of things can happen when we disconnect. For many reasons. Some known. Others not so known.
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected.
Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation?
When everyone wasn't looking down at a device in their hands?
We've become so focused on that tiny picture,
that we forget the people right in front of us.
And those moments don't necessarily need to involve technology but it seems that is a somewhat common theme these days.
I returned this morning from a short getaway and while I wasn't totally disconnected there were moments where that seemed to be true. Real and imagined. Sometimes at the same time. On Saturday, I visited a museum. Totally disconnected from social media you would think. The museum had an app to use for their self-guided tour. Usually I avoid such "gimmicks" but I attempted to use it. Bad move. It didn't work so I was left to my own devices to observe, experience and learn. I didn't think too much about it until I finsihed my tour. App-less but still satisfied.
I was alone but with plans to meet some others at an arranged time in a lobby of a hotel where I was familiar but no one was staying. Unfortunately my cell phone had "locked". Seemingly for no reason. I was without connection. Of sorts.
In my own non-techy way...I headed to our planned meeting spot. It was a large place and there I was without any electronic connection should I not be able to find the others in the group. Crowded with people. Lots and lots of people.
Moments of tension soon disappeared when I spied one of the group as I stationed myself in a particularly advantageous location.
The disconnect continued as I was unable to effectively connect with my cell phone "help desk" last evening. Today after a brief stop to unpack and regroup, I was off to a brick-and-mortar version of the help desk. And while the resolution wasn't ideal it was a lesson. Some things work out when you remain alert. Other things aren't resolved quite as efficiently or effortlessly.
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Disconnecting Of Sorts