Every now and then, we all need a break, and I certainly needed one. Especially from the bubble that is social media, where one day you wake up and start the robotic routine of posting, tweeting, replying…before realizing you’re not adding anything of value. That’s when you realize you’re probably just adding to the noise. That’s when it’s time to step away from the computer and get some fresh air. That’s when you remember you actually like fresh air. That’s when you realize you wouldn’t mind some more of it. And pretty soon, the thought of a digital universe is as distant a thought as the possibility of life on other planets – replaced with family, friends, work, books, and of course, fresh air.
And pretty soon, the only rational reason for you to return to that world of noise is that thing deep down inside of you that yearns to make sense of it all. Unfortunately, out loud.
So this post is just to say that I’ll be returning from my vacation, and hoping to sit back down behind the glare of my screen and try to put words to thoughts once more. At least until the static just gets too much.
And now, I leave you with the obligatory lolcat.
Naseem, i had an amazing friday last weekend, all you need to do is take your car, pack a bag for two and take the Mrs. to Ajloun Reserve, spend Thursday night in one of the Cabins and start your day early to do their longest hike that goes through the “houses”, which are small factories operated by locals to produce olive oil soap, biscuits and also caligraphy work, and hike in amazingly beautifuly green areas that you would not imagine exist in Jordan. Go for it man its priceless.
Thanks for the tip Khaled. Actually, 7iber did a storytelling camp at the ajloun reserve back in July for a whole week. We did the early morning hike to the soap house and everything. These days my escape is the Jordan valley. Spring is the best season in Jordan no doubt!
enjoy the spring 🙂
Welcome back! Sometimes a hiatus makes the margins wider too, so one isn’t consumed by the bubble.
(saw your tweet about turning off phones, hope they aren’t going off during Friday prayers like they do during Sunday prayers. GR)