This video clip is actually a commercial for a mobile phone provider. However, it offers us a rather sobering provocation through it’s powerful use of visual imagery.
It makes me think of all the things that pass us by these days as we spend so much of our time “plugged in”. It makes me think of the missed conversations with people standing right next to us, the missed formative moments in a child’s life as their parents text, email, browse or update.
It also made me think about my teaching, and the time and place for technology. How often do I respond to an unimportant email and miss out on a very important teaching moment?