Basher sits in the hotel room watching the demolition of a building on TV… while the actual event is happening behind him out the hotel room window!
What a lovely, insightful moment!
It mirrors back to us how often we choose to experience life on screen – be in TV or tablet or cellphone – instead of in person. Even concerts use giant screens so the audience toward the back can see what’s happening live on the stage right beside them.
Then again, this is the Age of Screens, isn’t it?
How many screens are around you right now?
A couple of days ago, I saw four teens hanging out together. Three of them were eyes-glued to their cellphones as they walked along together, while the fourth one was engaged by the surrounding scenery. Which one would you rather be? I don’t know about you, but it kinda makes me want to unplug…
Cheers & magical movie moments to you,
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Speaking of “live and in person,” I’ll be at the UFVA Conference in Las Vegas (July 31 – Aug. 4), speaking on a couple of panels and also at the MWP Books booth.
You will also find me at the Future of Story Conference on August 1.
Hope to see you there!