Family time- an unspecific period of relaxing, or doing things that “WE ENJOY TOGETHER” without the worries that life can issue.
Solitary confinement- a form of imprisonment; “NO MEANINGFUL CONTACT TO OTHERS.”
Family time was the gathering of loved ones, it was a place of sanctuary where thoughts and feelings were intentionally set free to be exposed. There was a time before social media, a time when one could share his or her innermost thoughts with a loved one without the feeling of shame that can accompany his or her truth. Family time is now just the gathering of bodies with the mind not being an active participant, for it is to preoccupied with how others live their lives…
Me: Movie night anyone?
Me: How does 7pm sound?
Family: “WE” are there!
As “WE” began to watch the movie “TOGETHER” I noticed that everyone, including myself, was holding an electrical device. As the movie played on I put my pad down to observe the eyes of the others, and to no surprise, their eyes were no longer on the big screen, they were all fixated on “THEIR OWN” personal entertainment systems. As the enchantment of their machines continued to cast a spell on the unknowing participants, I decided to take advantage of the situation. I wanted to use this moment as a time of reflection, to show “US” that “WE” are being led into a desolate, isolated, and solitary future, but not a lonely one, for their machines will be the company that we keep, as our movie plays on……
“ENJOY EACH OTHER WHILE YOU STILL CAN”