We found a lovely post that helped us reflect on life beyond the digital. Joel Dueck tells us about this item of furniture,
“The secretary, a compartmentalized working-space, may be thought of as the RSS reader of the past.”
He further reflects on something that may give an interesting light on digital life – its speed and ephemeral nature:
“Humans, like dogs and dolphins, are social creatures, but through literacy we have been able to make use of our need for company in ways which do not depend on presence. In correspondence, in reading, in thought structured upon and exchanged through paper, we invented and cultivated a wholly new pleasure: one which combines solitary reflection with conversation.”
Take time today to do a close read of the beautiful paragraph that speaks of the unique nature of correspondence, digital or not, when taken as a stillness practice.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds389 The RSS reader of days gone by (Jul 23, 2016)