642 – 7: What a character holding a blue object is thinking right now.

        It was all she could think about. The blue was even more vibrant than she remembered, like the ocean on a bright summer day. She was reminded of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, her grandfather’s favourite poem. He used to recite it to her, his voice tempered with the characters and emotion and the last verse always welled tears in his eyes. He went like one that hath been stunned, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man He rose the morrow morn. He wasn’t an overly emotional man, no more than … Continue reading 642 – 7: What a character holding a blue object is thinking right now.

New York Times – The Flight From Conversation

Howdy Toasters! Interesting piece from the New York Times for some wiseness from the toaster. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html “We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. However with constant communication have we sacrificed conversation for mere connection?” It’s relevantly timed for me too, over recent weeks of running (usually late) from one place to another, or sat at home studying, being lazy /tired etc knowing i can be in touch with everyone through a tweet, a pin, a grind a link, a text or a call i’m not as motivated to be sponateously social …. it’s led me to … Continue reading New York Times – The Flight From Conversation