Cutting the cord

fairy kite

As much as I claim that my weekly photo hikes are a much-needed, much-anticipated break that allow me to get away from my daily routine, I don’t actually, completely… disconnect.

I take photos with my smartphone, posting them to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I check emails, I Google places to go. When I have the chance to simply bask in the glory of being outdoors, rain or shine, I can’t seem to cut that electronic umbilical cord.

This weekend will be different. My phone will only be used for providing background music and GPS tracking, maybe a compass.

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is ‘Disconnect’
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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

20 thoughts on “Cutting the cord

  1. while my phone is on over the weekend, I rarely check it and the one thing I love about myself is that my phone NEVER doesn’t ding with notifications or FB updates, when i check it, I see them, but there is no noise to alert me.

    it’s the one way, day after day, that I can just disconnect.

    hoping your weekend of QUIET went well. 🙂


  2. when one is as old as I am, it is easy to still remember the days before computers and cell phones . . . and even color tv. I grew up with no phone until I was 13. Our tv was b&w until I was about 16. Our fist computer was an Atari 800. We still use “stupid” phones . . . we are THAT old. 🙂 And, yet . . . I find it hard to be away from the internet for a day. 🙂


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