in the fade

  1. I went out without my phone

    I didn’t check my mail while waiting in line at Walgreens.

    I didn’t take a picture of the snow.

    I didn’t read through twitter while waiting for my gas tank to be filled.

    I didn’t check my bank account before I went into the store.

    I didn’t instagram the guy in the fur coat, slippers and New Year’s hat in the Walgreens parking lot.

    I’d like to say it was liberating and freeing and made me realize how I can live without it.

    But it just turned the noises in my head up to 11.

    Waiting for gas, watching the snow fall out of the gray sky, I spend eight minutes with the company of creepy thoughts of self-doubt instead of taking my turn in Letterpress. 

    And then I went to tweet about it.

    Leaving me feeling like I left all my friends home on the kitchen table.

    So then I felt alone.

    The moral of the story is never go out without your phone because not having your phone makes you deep think and deep thinking is highly overrated.