I wonder how many of the “savor” posts will be about food. It’s the first usage that comes to mind when I think about this word.
But, since it’s just us talking here … what I miss “savoring” is books.
But I haven’t gotten lost in a paper book (vs audio) in years.
You know why? Because it’s easier/more tempting to check the phone for a dopamine hit of a (potential) notification.
I remember reading an article in Harvard Business Review years ago — I think it was around 2009. The author talked about how he broke his brain with social media. “HOW RIDICULOUS” I thought at the time. I did have a cellphone then, but I didn’t have any social media applications on it.
Once you’ve lived with someone with dementia, it’s hard not to worry about how precipitously a human being’s brain can go downhill. I keep thinking of Pat Summitt and her early Alzheimer’s, of the protagonist in “Still Alice” and how she got lost in her own city, how she left an increasingly elaborate set of instructions to herself to try to hang on to a semblance of the life she knew (there was something about her Blackberry in the freezer, but I don’t recall how that fit in). She stopped being able to read, so her family set her up with videos. She stopped being able to follow the videos, so she … just stopped being.
My five minutes are over. Maybe in an upcoming week I’ll be able to report on savoring a good read.
Welcome to this week’s Five Minute Friday. Our instructions, via creator Kate Motaung: “Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.” (But I can’t resist spell checking, as you can imagine.)