Comment: Beautiful. Made me wistful

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Beautiful. Made me wistful

Okay, I'm not talking about everyone, but... What is it about this country that has us running around like chickens without a head, always connected, with continual information or sensory stimulation streaming in from speakers or a screen, available 24/7, ever multi-tasking, paying a little attention to a lot vs. ever giving full attention to any one (person, place, or) thing, with so much communication on a superficial level and calculation in what we do or say so as to make an impression or deflect responsibility, ever self-conscience, rarely stopping to smell the roses or pausing to reflect, let alone express gratitude. We are so rarely, genuinely, relaxed... and thought-ful... I'd never choose to live anywhere but here. But without exception, I've never been to another country without wishing I could bottle something of the atmosphere and bring it home to be able to uncap and breathe in and cause me to remember, hard to say what it is but something having to do with slowing down and honesty and some innocence lost... something reflected in this clip.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir