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Monday, October 12, 2015

Mag: Selfie

George Tooker, self-portrait
Sometimes I wonder how life would have been without cellphones. 
Nowadays, everything has to be captured on the phone. 
Do we enjoy that moment?
Do we relish the presence of people?
Do we bask in our achievements?

These days are more about taking selfies. 
I am sure in this picture this guy, in an age before selfies. He managed to get a 'self-portrait" of himself with something that looks like an achievement.

I hope, someday we realize that there is a better world outside, real friends, real food, real occasions to be enjoyed.
I hope someday people wish friends in real & not just on Facebook.
I hope someday people enjoy the look & taste of the food than just sharing food pictures on Instagram.
I hope someday we take pictures for memories & not for posting.
Someday I hope we enjoy going to places to enjoy the place & not for checking it in.
I hope someday people have real conversation across the table than, chat's with fake emoji's to portray emotions.

This post is written for Magpie Tales-Mag 289


  1. Ah. nothing virtual about this portrait.

  2. I hope so too! I've started writing letters again. My scrawl can be a bit difficult to read, but I still prefer them to emails.

    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

    1. technology used to save time is good, but technology that cuts people from real world is not good :-)
      thanks for dropping by Rosey

  3. Be careful what you wish for...

  4. A fine lament , he must have been the avant garde

    1. Might be :-)
      Thanks for dropping by Kutamun

  5. I loved the good old days without cellphones...
    I have one myself, the cheapest unfangled thing available and use it mainly as a gentle alarm to wake me from sleep, never text and only six folk have my number. I can't remember when I last used it as a phone...
    Anna :o]

    1. :-) Smart Girl Anna Thanks for dropping by

  6. Love your cell phone take...very clever...


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