Standing Still

The world moves so quickly.

Prices and temperatures rise, stores change hands, technology reinvents, products cycle out, hip people become unhip, language evolves…

And all of us chasing after these things, trying to stay on top of it all, to be in the know.

I get overwhelmed at all the emails, the talking heads, the memes, the meme parodies of other memes, the news headlines, the podcast advice, the so-called experts who are experts because they are liked and not because they are experts.

I’d like to say I don’t care but that’s like pretending I’m not standing in a tornado.

My computer just told me it needs an upgrade.

Oh, and there’s my meditation app, pinging me again. It wants me to slow down.

But it’s hard to be present when everything else is passing you by.