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September 30, 2010

Life On Earth

I saw something the other day that restored my faith in humanity and gave me reason to believe that as a species, we just may survive. In a country where people continue to try to pull us apart rather than find common ground, especially during political season, in a state where we realize our fragility every time the economy hiccups, let alone gets a cold, it is always nice to be reminded of the human side of things.

Now this might not seem like a big deal, but believe it or not, I actually saw two people walking down a busy street talking to one another and holding hands- no visible cell phones, no texting, no tweeting, no ear buds, no iPod, no iPad, no iPhone, no IOblivious! And they really seemed to be enjoying each other's company, as I swear I saw them actually making repeated eye contact. You must remember that concept- where two people actually look at one another at the same time while talking exclusively to that very same person?

And to top it off, this was a young couple, most assuredly under the age of 25. I know it is far too much to think of socialization these days for any sort of lengthy period of time without our "Crackberries" or other immediacy devices, but wouldn't it be nostalgic to mandate with your significant other a set period of time- maybe two hours on a weekend date, and not in a movie- with no commercial interruption, just fun time and focus time?  How quaint, old-fashioned, and really refreshing that would be. Come on, you can do it. Think about it…

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