“If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.”
— Jules Renard (French author)
There is a lot to life about seeing and not seeing, feeling and not feeling, being and not being.
It is my habit to turn my cellphone to vibrate when I am in church or meeting with someone, or when not disturbing others is the polite thing to do. When I’ve silenced my phone, I sometimes feel vibrations where there are none.
These are called “phantom vibrations” and they are not caused by the phone. Rather, it is a trick of the mind, and a reflection of how compulsive I am — so attached to my phone (and my need to be “in touch”) that I can perceive the phone doing something it is actually not doing...