false dream

bridgeI happen to believe that America is dying of loneliness, that we, as a people, have bought into the false dream of convenience, and turned away from a deep engagement with our internal lives – those fountains of inconvenient feelings – and toward the frantic enticements of what our friends in the Greed Business call the Free Market. We’re hurtling through time and space and information faster and faster, seeking that network connection. But at the same time we’re falling away from our families and our neighbors and ourselves. We ego-surf and update our status and brush up on which celebrities are ruining themselves, and how. But the cure won’t stick.

~ Cheryl Strayed

5 thoughts on “false dream

    1. Thank you! I see this bridge daily. My children and I cross another bridge that parallels it on the way to school. I cannot tell you how many stunning sunrises (especially in early fall, the river will be covered in mist, it’s so gorgeous) I see but can never capture because I’m driving!

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      1. You’re welcome. From your description it would appear to be a stunning scene. Maybe it’s time to stop and take some of those. Leave a little earlier? I know, easier said than done.

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      2. Yes, much easier said than done for someone who is a snooze abuser. That’s something I really loathe in myself! I might need to borrow a kayak someday. I think the best picture would be taken from that vantage point.

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