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Farewell, Sweet Gadgets

January 9, 2012

I know I said what I said about news but sometimes a girl has to contradict herself.

Thanks to boingboing, I just ordered a dozen cell phone sleeping bags for me and my friends. Someone had the bright idea to stitch up these little muslin bags, print them with a lovely, sensible message and write a manifesto about checking our electronic gadgets at the door for a day, an hour, a week? I am going to try it a few hours first, starting this evening at five. I will include my computer. I will tell you how it goes. I remember Flannery O’Connor saying — I was not there, I just read the memoir — she could not write every day unless she sat on the porch in the afternoon and watched her peacocks strut around in the yard, opening and closing their fans. There was the flutter, and the dust, and the heat. If someone were sitting with her there might be a little talk, and long bits of silence where there was the excuse of watching something beautiful and amazing.  So I will say goodnight to my gadgets, tuck them into their beds and see them in the morning. Since I have no peacocks I will stare at the fire.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. whatsizname permalink
    January 10, 2012 5:10 am

    They got an app for peacocks!

    • January 14, 2012 12:29 pm

      Ah, yes, I’m sure they do. That is adorable. I am contradicting myself right and left as I just did crumble and get an IPhone, which oddly enough is not yet enticing me to carry it everywhere. It sits like a little oblong TV on my table and unlike my ‘Crackberry’ is not telling me every time I get an email — I have to open it, which is nice. But as for the peacock app, dear Flannery would be turning over…

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