The National Poetry Month just concluded, and here goes a spoken poetry film that just went viral and still is after the release on 25th April – written, performed and directed by Gary Turk.
It is a lesson taught to us to stop looking down through our digital screen, and switching-off the display. Instead, we lift our head up and see the surroundings to not miss any chances we can make to interact and communicate to those around us. With social media interaction, it can be the best and worst of times. When too busy looking-down:
We’re a generation of idiots, smartphones and dumb people.
The irony of digital connection is the need of real connection. The short film show us that being there in the moment truly matters.
We talk as we talk,
while we read as we chat;
While we spend hours together
but without eye contact
To watch the entire video below would never be a waste of time. But you’ll be glad you did.
Some people like to live their lives as if it’s a ready-made playlist. I like to keep mine on shuffle.