Thursday, April 7, 2011

Growing Brains to Save the Planet

     Slow down, yeah you, looking down into your hand, your device. You are like me inside, afraid to stop and discover that you cannot handle the world. Let your foot off the pedal and coast for a while. We used to do this as kids. My Golden Hawk CCM 3 speed. Wow! No one said learn ten thousand things before you lose your front teeth. Today we cram things into our brains. I wonder if there has been an increase in hat sizes, you know, the way hormones in chicken grow giant kids these days. Do you worry that you might miss something?
     To be outdated is the worst, you say, out of touch, uniformed, not in the loop, left out, alone without a phone, no one wanting me, admiring me, calling me, including me. All these things are who I am. They inform and shape my identity, the me, my face, my image. My followers love me, I think. Superficial, well that could be an issue. But what's your point? How many friends do you have?
     How long can you keep it up? Where is it all going? My God, my mom used to say be home by dinner. That sounds like neglect now. But hey, we all need friends, friends that are real, that are warm, that support us. And I will admit, there are times when I feel left out. But, I'm not quite sure what I'm being left out of.

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