How many screens do you have in your home? That would have been an easy question to answer 30 years ago. In those days, we would have counted our televisions and, perhaps, a desktop computer. I bought my first Apple Macintosh in 1986. So, in our home at that time, in West Hartford, Connecticut, we had a total of two screens: one T.V. and one Mac. Today, we have three T.V.s, one desktop, two laptops, two iPhones, and two iPads, two Apple Watches--oh, and one iPod. (There are a couple of defunct iPhones laying around--not counting them.) So, that adds up to a grand total of 13. Last night, it was just the two of us home. Jennifer prepared a wonderful meal of lamb chops, set it out in a simple elegance on our new dining room table, with candles besides. There are no screens in our dining room. We sat across from each other, face to face and talked about many things. Maybe one of the most important questions we need to ask about our homes these days is: How many screen-free rooms do we have in our homes? Such rooms create the space for a certain kind of attentiveness.
P.S. NO post tomorrow...Sundays in Lent are not counted in the 40 Days. See you Monday