Kissing the world

"One regret, dear world, that I am determined not to have... is that I did not kiss you enough." Hafiz

Last night, my love and I sat on the front porch and watched the fireflies dance. It's been awhile since I had seen them (bedtime is usually at dusk, but Remy went to sleep a little earlier last night). 

I didn't take out my iPod to check facebook, or email. I didn't even take it out to capture a photo (until after we'd decided to go in, and by then it was too late). Just me and my sweetheart, sitting on a porch, enjoying each other and the weather and the firefly show.

(No, not this Firefly, but we do love that show, too :D)

A little bit of "disconnect" (electronically) makes for a lot of personal connect. 

A few weeks ago, I had an almost completely unplugged Saturday, by accident. Since then, I've decided to consciously disconnect, for at least part of Saturday (Shabbat). I'm not shomer shabbat by any stretch of the imagination (we still drive places, and use electricity) but that "day of rest" concept, I have to admit, has always intrigued me and this seemed like as good a time as any to recommit myself to unplugging from my iPod (and computer) and plug in to my family. 

That little step, that commitment, makes it easier to find other little spaces to do it. (As does travel, since while we're on the road, I am not checking any of my online worlds. I do plug in once we get back to wireless. This may be one of the reasons I love road trips so very much!)

Will you join me in finding time this weekend to unplug? 

[Also, a meta-blogging note: I am rearranging things on the blog today, trying to pare down once again. I started last night, then realized *ahem* thank you love, for reminding me,*ahem* that if I don't go to bed before 11, I am really cranky the next day. So, I will try to regather the thread of what I was doing and finish it up today! Thanks for your patience.]