Remember when you were a kid and how, when you were sleepy, you’d just go to bed?
Like, that was all there was to it?
Now when you’re sleepy you have to check that the front door is locked, pull the blinds down, check the cats have water, run the dishwasher, shutdown the computer, turn the TV off, brush your teeth, get a glass of water, remove your unfolded laundry from the bed, plug your phone in, make sure your alarm is set and do one last social media check.
There is a currently a woman of indeterminate age sitting on a handmade wooden lounge by a pool in Kuta, Bali.
She transposes her constant cigarette smoking with extended bouts of excessive coughing.
I wonder if she’s made the connection…
Since the dawn of mankind we as a species have continued to develop our ability to communicate. Ever since our progenitors discovered they could grunt to convey ideas, we’ve created new means to get a message from our brain and into the brains of others.
From these first tentative steps toward peak communication, from grunts and smoke signals to pigeons, from Maritime flags and sign language to the culture shifting Alexander Graham Bell invention, all the way through to the modern marvel of interconnected satellite computer webs, we have strived to open our channels of communication for the betterment of our planetary society.
With that in mind I share this tale…
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