Monday, November 12, 2012

Walk and talk...


Walk and talk
All day ev'ry day
Is there a minute's peace
Are we to be inundated
With cute ring tones
Text messages
And jangly voices

Forever?

Perhaps we could pause
Hold a steady head
Listen for that
Sound that doesn't
Pierce our ears
Or melt our brains...the
Sound of silence!

28 comments:

Andy said...

It's a common sight in today's world. We in an era of super fast communication.

JM said...

It's an addiction!

Danielle said...

Amen! I especially dislike it when someone's phone goes off in a restaurant...just a pet peeve...my students get 25 points knocked off their grade if their phone goes off in class...one student lost 50 points in a five minute space of time last week....I wonder if I was as hard headed in my youth ;)

brattcat said...

amen.

llandudnopictures said...

An all too familiar scene today I'm afraid, right down to the blur of her feet as she dashes along...

Sharon said...

I see this everywhere! You'll have to catch one of the "drive and talk" people. There are plenty of them too.

Judy said...

I guess I don't have too much of importance to say because I don't even turn my cell phone on. But I see people like this person everywhere. There have been times when waiting in a check out line that I have turned to speak to someone but they were on the phone with someone else.

Linda said...

It's ridiculous how often I see this in Montreal....on the street, on the bus, in cars driving by. Great capture, Lowell.

RedPat said...

it drives me crazy!

Mo said...

Rush hour and it becomes a hazzard zone

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the sound of silence. I would not at all surprised to learn that being connected 24/7 actually makes people more stressed.

hamilton said...

I have a cell phone but nobody calls, or texts. which is just fine with me!

Kay said...

Amen! And from my side of endlessly overheard conversations it certainly doesn't sound as if there's a heck of a lot being said that's worth listening to.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

"I fear the day that technology will surpass human interactions. The world will have a generation of idiots." Albert Einstein

Memphis MOJO said...

I admit I talk on the phone in my car, but at least I have a hands-free device. What a world we live in.

Jack said...

Well done. I like the blurring. Gotta go. Phone is ringing.

Randy said...

Hopefully she doesn't do it while she's driving.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
I'm back home !
Best wishes for you and your wife my dear friend...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Bibi said...

I see so much of this here, too. People are just oblivious to all around them.

cieldequimper said...

Oh don't get me started. Though I wouldn't make a poem of it...

Small City Scenes said...

Ain't it the truth!!MB

Irredento Urbanita said...

Instants like this give inspiration. So lovely girl. Hugs.

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Karl Demetz said...

Modern times! This photo tells so much, Lowell.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Silence. What's that? There really are very few sounds quite as beautiful as a quiet hush. I like sense of motion you've captured here, Lowell!

Halcyon said...

In Toronto, they have said they will fine pedestrians who talk on te phone or text while crossing an intersection. I think it's a good idea, but not sure how they will enforce it really.

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured and versed!

Giulia said...

Hi, Jacob. Your little poem is choiced very well. And I remember Simon and Garfunkel... but I am not very found of cell phone!

Gunn said...

Nice posting, both text and image!:)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson