I'm really hopeful that this generation might witness the adults engage in a bit of a backlash - a backlash that involves us putting down the phone that we are mesmerised by and just remember to engage. Trust me, if you are fiddling with your phone, you are not fully engaged with what is going on around you. Do I really need to spell this out? Yes, I think people forget how they appear when they are gazing at the little screen in their hand. You are watching a tiny television for goodness' sake!
We threw out our big TV years ago and it was the best thing we ever did. Unfortunately some time later, my partner and I got iPhones. I have begun to master my addiction to it because of my five year old - I don't want her enduring memory of me to be like this:
What I ACTUALLY wanted to talk about was this week's job was at the Arts Centre, "working" on a show called When the Mountain Changed its Clothing. My job along with one other crew member was to fit and check radio headsets. There are 48 young ladies (age range 12-22) on this show, they are the Carmina Slovenica and they sing like angels. They also fit their own radios, which get taped right in the middle of their foreheads, bold as you please. We have pretty clear frequencies now, so there is not much for us to do but sit and read books (or write blog posts) and keep an ear on everything and comms on our heads.