Photographers often have odd traits about their workflow methods. I usually like to listen to a sermon from some of my favorite ministers, listen to specific types of music or just leave Pandora running with whatever the last setting I had played. Every once in a while, I'll leave Facebook open so I can communicate with customers or pull up certain metadata info regarding a customer's last shoot. Today... well, I left FB open and saw something cruise by that interested me.
Here is a post from our friend, a local fashion designer, Megan Wilson. Megan loves Jesus and fashion... I'm pretty sure in that order but you never can tell about those designers. Just Kidding Megan!
The simple truth of that matter is that her notice pretty much called me out on a number of things that I need to change in my personal life. I don't want my children to lose the "reality check" that is needed in a world full of socially active networked people. It has to start with me in my house so I'm posting this for the rest of you to see.
Megan, thank you for the reminder and the permission to reuse this! (Check her designs out at http://www.facebook.com/VentageClothing)
"Instead of pouring into people, we pour our souls into a faceless machine, and then we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of the day.
Sometimes, I wish Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram would crash for a day/week/month/forever just to get people face-to-face again.
I miss human interaction, I miss my friends, I miss the joy of hearing a story (for the first time) straight from the mouth of a friend. I miss the loud laughter of a friend when I tell a joke. I miss being able to go one hour without feeling the need to post something on the internet for attention (oh, the irony).
I miss phone calls, I miss letters in the mail, I miss hand-written invitations to birthday parties, I miss catching up with friends on Monday morning, I miss what social interaction used to be.
I want a large dinner table filled with all of you, I want to see your beautiful faces, I want to give you a hug and tell you how glad I am to see you, I want to see your bright smile, I want to hear the way your voice rises when you start to laugh, I want to be the one that made you laugh, I want to forget that I have a cell phone because we're having such a good time, I want our time together to stay only in our memories, I want to work harder to memorize that moment so that I don't need a picture, or a tweet, or a video.
Let the reality revolution begin." - Megan Wilson
You can see a few of her cool designs at http://www.facebook.com/VentageClothing