Disconnect. Disengage. Remove. Extricate. Disentangle. Liberate. Unshackle.
Unplug-from-the-digital-crackpipe-that-governs-your-life. Yes, exactly.
Luxuriate in the shadowy solstice; revel in this shortest day and longest night, this dark, cold first day of winter’s eve when the fallow time slowly begins to return us to creative fecundity with the promise of spring.
Take this day and night, finish your good work, and switch off. Stow your electronic drug of choice in its full upright position and step away from device. Yes, I just mixed metaphors. The solstice allows for this kind of messy.
Things to do during a digital-free evening:
- Make and eat soup with friends
- Share a glass of something delicious with said friend
- Take a bath by candlelight (friend optional)
- Practice yoga
- Read a book
- Paint or draw
- Go to bed early (what?!)
- Breathe and observe
I challenge you to join me from sundown 12/21/11 to sunup 12/22/11 to remember the ancient days, the days before we allowed the electronic thrum and buzz of our devices held sway over our lives. If you do unplug, please comment to let me know how you enjoyed the eve of the wintry solstice.