June 29, 2008


Knoxville, Tennessee. On the UT campus.

UPDATE: Reader John McGinnis emails:

A striking picture, well done.

But the young lady in the picture disturbs me. She reminds me of my daughter with the cell phone stuck in her ear. An opportunity to ‘smell the roses’ is foregone. Conversations can sometimes wait, fact generally. But a contemplative moment? They are few and worth observing.

Yes, that was just my thought — oblivious to the world, despite it being a beautiful day. As I noted when I originally posted this picture, you see that a lot — though in the intervening years I think you see it less, probably because people are texting more and talking less.

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