I was driving home the other day and Siri sent me to a dead end; It’s much easier to blame her than my terrible sense of direction.
There was no way to continue on the road I had committed to, so I cautiously turned my car around and mosied back to my starting point.
I had a sudden thought nugget which needed to be preserved. So being a responsible driver, I told Siri to make a note:
“Loneliness forces us to face ourselves.”
She repeated to me, “Loneliness forces us to Facebook.”
I suppose Siri knows what’s best, or at least what is most likely the truth.
Josh White, a pastor is Portland once said “the only thing which consoles us in our misery is distraction.”
Deep thought about the reality of our lives is heavily avoided.
Distraction comes in many forms: turning up the volume, watching thirty hours of Arrested Development, maybe seeking the comfort of male affection –or perhaps scrolling through the scrapbook of friends lives via Facebook.
At some point, there is nothing left to look at but ourselves. Here is where I am, facing myself.
Thanks for nothing Siri.