For the last two months I have managed to spend approximately 95% less time on the computer (no FB, internet surfing for fun, no internet shopping), which is not to say I accomplished lots more with my time. Only that I did things that I would not have otherwise done. I have seen movies in actual theaters, gone outside more often to walk - hike - and bike, and have been able to make a big dent in catching up on my lack of sleep. I wonder if my brain has changed in anyway. Who knows, but at the least I can say the experience has been rejuvenating. I am certain a computer leave of absence is not for everyone (also note this has not been a 100% absence from the old Mac Book) but for those of you that try it out, it may force you to discover something about yourself that you never would have learned on your computer.
The night before last, I saw this wonderful documentary at the Angelika Theater called Searching for Sugar Man, about the musician peformer Sixto Rodriguez. I was lucky that I did not go online to see the trailer before I saw the movie, which is usually what I would do. Instead I went to the movie, not knowing anything but the beautiful music of Rodriguez. Thank goodness for that. Everything that unfolded on the screen, was the first that I had known of Rodriguez' story. I am telling you now. Go see this film and do not do any research on Rodriguez or the movie before you see it. I mean it. I learned lots regarding Rodriguez in turn regarding myself from seeing this film. Who knows you may be as lucky as I was. I hope you are.
Here is Rodriguez song Sugar Man.
Oh and in the past week, I also saw Neil Young live at Red Rocks in Colorado, and I saw Mike Tyson in the Undisputed Truth (one-man show) live on Broadway. Both of these live shows were out of this world. Lucky me.