digital devices in our bedroom:
Stereo system, CD player broken
Three-piece speaker system
Television with DVD and VHS players
Fax machine, broken
DSL Internet router
External hard drive
Two-piece speaker system
Sound mixing board
USB MIDI hub
Digital effects processor
WACOM tablet and pen
GPS Bluetooth transmitter
The apartment is filled with digital technology, whispering an incessant low-level hum. Thirty-three electronic devices, enormously successful at creating noise. Not the noise of audio or video streams, but the noise of distraction.
Can they create a space of quiet within oneself? A place of calm, of quiet, but not emptiness. Even what is “empty” space is filled with air. Air you can breathe. A place of quiet where you are attentive. Where you are mindful.