I'm bleary eyed again this morning-for some reason I wanted to see the Men's All Round Finals in real time. There is just something sooooo cool about knowing that a great deal of the world is watching this same thing at the same time. It fills a spiritual need to commune.
I wonder if the Tivo's and DVR's are another way to fragment our lives even beyond the television set. Before TV, entertainment was a shared experience-now we share it, alone.
Yet, in this great cosmic experiment, maybe we need the community AND the solitude and everything that comes in between. Ironically, solitude with the TV is still spending time with someone else's thought or vision-just like reading is.
I struggle with the never enough syndrome, believing no matter what I do, it's never quite enough. But maybe I'm projecting a feeling about the world as I know it back on myself-there is never enough time in one lifetime to do everything-but is that MY fault? I don't think so, and I need to quit telling myself it is.
I also need a nap.
Clever girlie, I am going to take it now rather than mid afternoon-in hopes that I'll then go to bed at a decent hour and DVR anything of interest.