Get Out of Cities, Return to the Trees
I am seeing the Twitter feeds of people whose Twitter feeds I DO NOT FOLLOW, EVEN WHEN I AM NOT USING TWITTER.
I pop over to Entertainment Weekly, mostly just force of habit, and I read this, on EW’s scrolling feed of vaguely-famous-people-with-Twitter-accounts:
“SOLEIL MOON FRYE (Moonfrye): Question of the day: What’s your current favorite song?”
I did not seek out the current thoughts of a former child actress. And yet, there it was. My thought process, in three parts:
1) I don’t care about Soleil Moon Frye. I have ZERO attachment to her. I don’t hate her, though I remember not much liking ‘Punky Brewster’ as a kid, and
2) I’m fairly certain that knowing Soleil Moon Frye’s current favorite song – or indeed, any of the responses from her 1.4 MILLION followers – will not noticeably improve my day, and yet
3) I still kind of want to let her know that I’m really enjoying “Southern Pacifica” by Josh Ritter.
And that’s about the time when this weekend’s camping trip was more than a vacation, and it was more than great timing since I seem to have reached my absolute limit of web-based information – it was a NECESSARY REMOVAL of the internet from my system for a couple of blessed days.
I need an internet detox that can only come with sitting by a lake and failing to catch fish.
So, for that, I thank you, Ms. Moon Frye.