Is typing…

waiting…

waiting…

Is typing…

Maybe. Or maybe not.

It depends.

Haven’t decided.

Can’t find the words.

They can’t seem to either.

Will this work?

Hey…

Yeah…

Emoji…

You there…

No, nothing.

Wait a minute.

Just say something, will you?

I see you, then you erase it.

Is typing…

Are you waiting?

Waiting for me or am I waiting for you?

Both?

Maybe I should call?

Will you call me?

I should wait.

Yes, fuck it I’ll wait.

Sending a text — isn’t that easy?

Is typing…

The dots ripple.

Nothing.

Distracted distraction.

Waiting.

Hope.

Sadness.

Questions.

Anger.

Is typing…

Let it be.

Untangle me from this technology.

Isn’t typing…

Isn’t waiting…

Isn’t…

Emotional labor is exhausting.

Let yourself off the hook. Wriggle yourself off the line and go swim in another lane.

Isn’t typing…

Block and be done?

Living in a digital world (digital)
Living in a digital world
Living in a digital world (digital)
Living in a digital, digital, digital.

World.

Is typing…again, maybe.

The average American cannot go more than 12 minutes without reaching for their phone. Dopamine is the brain chemical of pleasure and happiness that is released during both orgasm and texting. We are a culture anxious with wanting. Anticipation and uncertainty breed anxiety which always craves the release. I want you to want me, I need you to need me — Cheap Trick had it right in the 70’s pre-smart phones. How do we release from our addiction to this longing? It is a practice.

The Psychology Behind Texting, According to Science, by Griffin Wynne

When you break up with your phone and invite the quiet by Heather Newman


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Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven.

Heather is a marketer, writer, speaker, playwright, podcaster, Microsoft MVP and lover of culture and “the why.” She has worked for over 20 years in technology and the Arts. Heather lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys traveling the world speaking about Office 365, SharePoint and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She is a published playwright, was born and raised in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama, Seattle WA and did a semester abroad at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Heather is always looking for an excuse to go to New York, New Orleans, London and the list of cities she made in her Dad’s Time/Life map when she was 11.

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