December 20, 2012

My Christmas Resolutions

As previously announced, we are heading to Rome with our wonderful friend, Jes, for our Christmas holiday. We leave TOMORROW. We are beyond excited, and have been planning this adventure since August!

Today I thought about how I would spend my time in Rome (aside from the sights), and I realized instead what I don't want to spend my time doing.

I don't want to play the silly word game apps on my iPod.

I don't want to read the news.

I don't want to set high scores on solitaire.

I don't want to read Twitter updates.

I don't want to shop online.

I don't want to recognize every Instagram photo.

I don't want to read the Facebook news feed.

I don't want to isolate in earbudded music.

And since I don't want to do those things, I'm not going to do them. I deleted all my meaningless game apps, stored my earbuds on the shelf, and made sure my iPod was prepped only for community Christmas music listening.

Let's work to re-create a little bit of the premillenial (pre-cell phone) magic we once shared together by avoiding the engrossing nature of our electronic devices, and turn our focus instead to other real faces and perhaps refresh our humanity once again.

Enjoy your Christmas by inspiring those around you, and all the gelato I will eat will be in your honor.

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Buon Natale!

Love,

The Italy-Visiting, French-Living American

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