Hey cW, AnSionnachRua, oyster, bfv bhrgunatha -That poem I posted the other day about being present and in the moment only to have my phone ring and rip it all away, is now a song. -It's not a particularly good song, but it exists and I thought I'd share it.

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lil -I played Hockey.


And my eyes were closed

All day long

Hidden behind screens

I opened them to see

The earth was doing things

Wonderful things

And you were there

And I was there

And the kids were there too

For just a moment I could see you

I could see you

And then my phone rang

And it jerked my neck

And it scolded my presence

It rubbed my nose in the carpet

And I lost you all

I'm so sorry that my phone rang

My phone rang


Haha, this is amazing. Did you really do all this in two days? At any rate it's a lovely sentiment. I don't own a cell phone so I don't have this problem, but it's exactly why I don't have one. If I'm out enjoying a friend's company or having a nice drink somewhere or reading a book, I don't want to be interrupted by a call or a notification that yanks you out of the moment. But then I do often read while I'm walking and walking head-first into a lamp-post is also liable to take you out of the moment a bit.

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