I took this photo today at the East View of Sugarloaf Mountain.
This guy is sitting on the rocks towards the summit of the mountain and doing of all things…technology–it’s REALLY everywhere!
He is nestled away in the brush and trees on this rock–off the mountain edge–and is typing away on a laptop computer.
Not what I was expecting in the middle of all this nature, but then again I was guilty of bringing along some of my tech toys too.
And at one point–on this–what felt to me–like a near vertical climb (but it wasn’t)–and standing lopsided on these protruding rocks, all of a sudden my smartphone rings.
“Hello,” I say grabbing onto a branch of a nearby tree.
On the other end, “Yes, the is so and so from Dr. whatever’s office, and your test results came back as this and that…”
No, it wasn’t bad news, thank G-d, but it was just so awkward getting this call up on the this lush mountain and in this way.
I thought for a moment–maybe, I shouldn’t have brought my phone and other technology stuff on the hike–then it would be just me and the beautiful nature–man and mother Earth–alone and as one.
That thought lasted about a full split second–yeah, that’s truly nice–but like Adam in the Garden of Eden without his fig leaf, I feel truly naked–without my technology.
The garden is a lot more inviting when I know the rest of the world is just some personal technology away.
Like the guy reading and working on his laptop nestled on the mountain–maybe what we have is the best of G-d’s creation and man’s adaptation–a beautiful marriage–good for the body and the soul.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)