This past week, I’ve had several nights of far-too-few-hours-of-sleep nights. Last night, I think I had a total of maybe three hours? That’s pretty bad for me, especially since I started the day at 6:30am and will continue nonstop til 10pm tonight.
But you know what? That’s okay.
Two songs that I’m totally feeling these days that are on completely opposite sides of the spectrum:
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell
“O Heart Bereaved and Lonely” – Indelible Grace
Have a beautiful week, my friends. It’s almost May!!! (my faaaaaaaaavorite!)
I read an article today entitled “Stop Instagramming Your Life” and it hits my thoughts on technology right on the nose. I would like to be better about not Facebooking, Twittering, and Instagramming all the time. The following quotes are what struck me most:
Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. Community happens when we hear each other’s actual voices, when we enter one another’s actual homes, with actual messes, around actual tables telling stories that ramble on beyond 140 pithy characters.
But seeing the best possible, often-unrealistic, half-truth version of other peoples’ lives isn’t the only danger of the Internet. Our envy buttons also get pushed because we rarely check Facebook when we’re having our own peak experiences. We check it when we’re bored and when we’re lonely, and it intensifies that boredom and loneliness.
But that’s the Internet. The nature of it. I so easily fall prey to the seduction of other people’s partial truths and heavily filtered photos, making everything look amazing. And their amazing looking lives make me feel not amazing at all.