This week, I've heard several media sources quoting a study that says people who are on their phones constantly are more anxious.
That makes sense to me. Too much stimulus, too many things we're supposed to like or not like, too much urgency and not enough nuance. The great big world reduced to a few inches.
The epiphanies can't happen unless there's an observer, a participant. On one of our Christmas walks with family, Katie took my camera for awhile. I always love downloading photos after my camera has been with someone else. She took this photo right before the light left. In our five hours together that day, I don't recall one person on their phone. Three cheers for looking up.