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oh, technology.
May 21, 2008, 6:00 am
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for some reason today, i am having the absolute worst luck with technology:

the ipod is DEAD.

the internet is UNRELIABLE and will not open the pages i need it to. 

the swamp cooler isn’t working properly making it more bearable to sit outside then inside, UNACCEPTABLE.

my phone turns itself off whenever it feels like it, especially in the most INOPPORTUNE moments. 

 

the only thing that has gone as it should is being able to download the wanderlust reading. which i found very interesting and able to agree with some of the things it commented on. and thought it was pretty ironic that it talks about technology as all of mine falls apart.  

walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them.  it leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts.

which i took into account today on a little stroll i took in my new neighborhood [ironhorse] which i noticed was a lot calmer then that which i had spent the last two years.  [west university] is only a few blocks away but has a completely different feeling. it is much easier to just walk around and think and observe since it isn’t on a main stretch of road and i don’t know my neighbors quite yet.  it felt like a completely different place, even though i’ve been there so many times before. while on my walk i kept thinking about the project that is due at the end of the week. i wasn’t sure what it was that i wanted to do exactly, but i think i have figured it out.  

when you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back; the more one comes to know them the more one seeds them with the invisible crop of memories and associations that will be waiting for you when you come back, while new places offer up new thoughts, new possibilities.  exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.  

the plan is to give back to the environment that i so heavily rely on and hope it makes as much of an impact to someone else as it did me. 

 

hopefully the internet will be my friend again tomorrow. as well as my phone. and ipod. and swamp cooler. and if not, i’ll just go for another walk.

 

 

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