I know it’s easier to travel with a Kindle reader…less bulk, less weight, less, less, less..nevertheless, it breaks my heart.
Are bookmarks passé?
When showing a friend one of the bookmarks I crocheted yesterday and she said, “I only read on my Kindle these days”, I thought, “Really? How does someone begin an interesting conversation these days about a book someone else is reading when no one can see the book?” The idea leaves me heart sick. I know, Jamie and Claire would agree with me!
Maybe that’s the point…no one wants to talk to someone else anymore. Ever gone into a restaurant and watch a table of people, none of whom are conversing with one another and all of whom are texting someone? ‘Course, perhaps one could argue they ARE conversing with someone at the table, but didn’t want anyone else at the table to hear what was being said.
To me, this technological ‘isolation’ is deafening!
I am bemoaning
- the death of hand-held books
- the death of handmade bookmarks
- the death of a perfect conversation starter
- the death of the art of conversation
- the death of human inter-action
- a future doomed with further technological isolation
I guess as long as the grid doesn’t go down, we can embrace our technology while we live isolationist lives.
Maybe I could use the bookmarks as giveaways and hope someone might want to tuck one into a book. Anyone interested in resurrecting a handheld book society, if only to receive a beautiful handmade bookmark?
Claire’s Herb Garden Fleurs
On the Upside
Perhaps I should embrace technology isolation. It could be the very solution to the Pro Choice-Right To Life debate! People will only be as close as their phone allows.