Saturday

photo by Orion Tippens

I read something not long ago..

on some online message board,

probably Reddit,

a proposal for a day without electronics..

to be free from the Internet, digital technology, multimedia interfaces, etc.

for just one day.

Yes…

like Earth Day.

except we keep our lights on, but our screens off

for the whole day.

What a wonderful idea, I thought.

Let’s do that.

Resist,

(unless work or emergency)

the addictions,

to fake worlds, social networking, information overload, excessive clicking,

Let’s make that day,

once every week.

How about today?

Saturday!

It’s perfect.

Go outside.

Talk to people

in person

Browse some thrift stores

Go to that park.

Throw a rock in a lake.

Be active.

You can go back to your computers tomorrow,

on Sunday,

the better day to waste.