Daily Archives: November 8, 2008

one hundred feet

This screen hangs on the wall in the lobby. It is a nice screen. It is a nice lobby.

One hundred feet from this screen you can watch the concert live.

  • One hundred feet from this screen you can hear the singing in three dimensions rather than flat, from speakers.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you can be in the experience rather than watching the experience.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you can clap and people will hear.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you can see faces clearly.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you can see others watching and listening with you.
  • One hundred feet from this screen the people on the stage could see you watching them.
  • One hundred feet from this screen they would know that you are involved and could respond to your response.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you have to silence your phone and your voice and maybe your heart.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you have to choose to be present.
  • One hundred feet from this screen you are part of a community.

One hundred feet from this screen you can watch the concert live … and live.

what would you do?

For a break, I mean.

If you knew you could get a break in an hour, what could you get done?

If you knew you could take half an hour to work and then the project would be done, could you spend that 30 minutes?

If you knew that the fender project could be finished in 10 hours and then it would be over, could you find the ten hours?

If you knew that the only thing between you and a 10 minute project is 3 hours of worry, can you let go of the worry?

If you know that the work will still be there on Monday, but you might be better at it if you take a day off, can you just, you know, take the day off?

If you knew that finding the last sentence to the post quickly means that you can go to bed, could you quit browsing and write that sentence?