Heartbreak

I spoke to someone recently who made me think a lot about heartbreak…about how many of us are lonely.

Even in this sea of technology, where we can have contact with anyone, at anytime, and in these places we live which feel more crowded every day, so many of us feel alone. The world is full of scary things. We don’t feel as secure or safe anymore, but we try to make it thus, for our kids and families.

People go to parks and instead of raising their faces to the sun and sky, breathing in the air around them, listening the the sound of the wind and birds in the trees, they look down. Faces glued to screens which carry them somewhere else -always somewhere else- where things might be a little better, where something funny is happening or where things are so much worse it’s hard not to cry about it.

I know, I sound like an old curmudgeon. It’s not like I feel the world was any better 20 or 30 years ago. There are no good old days for my generation, but I do think the old adage is true; you get more of what you pay attention to.

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