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 with 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 now to preoccupied with how others live out their lives…..
“Movie night anyone?
“How does 7pm sound?
As “we” began to watch “our” movie “together,” I noticed that they all were holding an electrical device. As “our” movie played on, I took a moment to observe the watchful 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. I decided to seize the moment, for I wanted to show them that we are being led into a closed-in, desolate, isolated, and a solitary future, but not a lonely one, for their machines will be the company that we keep, as “our” movie plays on……
“Did you see that?
“ENJOY EACH OTHER!”