Thursday, May 28, 2015

The 'art' of conversation..



So look up from your phone, shut down the display
Take in your surroundings, make the most of today
Just one real connection is all it can take
To show you the difference that being there can make
                                                               Taken from a poem written by Gary Turk

Looking down into Forrest Place it was comforting to see that amidst the 90% of people talking or texting on their mobile phones, two gentlemen were engaged in a long and animated conversation.. hope! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


34 comments:

  1. Glad to see some people still talk. What annoys me most is when people are having dinner at a restaurant and are all engaging with their phones instead of talking to the person across the table or next to them!

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  2. I'm always amazed at all the people walking past my apartment, day after day and talking on their cell phones!! I'm also amazed that I don't see any of them falling down!! If I tried to "walk and talk, on or with the phone" I'd be flat on my face in no time!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!!

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  3. Ah yes, a terrific idea! You and I are thinking on the same lines in our posts today, I love it!

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  4. Good for those two blokes! I suppose when you are alone, it's easy to default to your reliable electronic friend! Nice B+W treatment by the way.

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  5. You caught it well, same situation here and almost everywhere...

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  6. It is amazing how people are on their phones full time, Grace!
    We will definitely hit Queen St West when you visit! ;-))

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  7. ,t gesprek is tegenwoordig maar voor weinigen weggelegd.

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  8. What a great shot this is. It's a perfect observation on today's communication forms. I hate to see two people sitting at a table together in a restaurant and both of them are working on their phones and not paying any attention to the other.

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  9. I have to confess that I'm one of those tech hermits who does just about everything via text or email or social networking--but even before smartphones and tablets, I hated talking on the phone.

    I do like face-to-face conversations, though....

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  10. I am one of those very strange aliens that doesn't own a mobile. I choose not to do so because I feel it cuts my freedom. To be "on tap" to any one at any time does not appeal to me. I also don't like being cut off from the world around me. And like the last comment, I still hate talking on the phone. A grand photo in both colour and black and white.

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  11. Everybody is always playing or speaking in the phone. You can see 3-5 young people walking together and EVERYONE has his phone in hand. Grazy. (And also older is speaking in phone, but more rarely, when being together)
    Your photo is a great shot.

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  12. Lord, what did we ever do before smartphones? :-)

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  13. So true.
    It is also strange to see and hear all these private conversation on the mobile people do on the train and busses.
    Goodnight from the north of Europe:)

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  14. If they're walking while texting, it's not that long before they end up bumping into a post.

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  15. The men were discussing business, the rest were looking for a life!

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  16. Amen Honey


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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  17. I wouldn't know how to behave without my phone. Who would I talk to and what would I talk about? But sometimes I'd like to toss it in the garbage! :)

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  18. I fear for the art of conversation but I have to plead guilty with phone, iPad, laptop etc....

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  19. Glad someone is talking the old fashioned way these days!

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  20. I'd rather be having the conversation.

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  21. Sad that it's unusual enough these days to draw your attention.

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  22. Face to face conversation. I am glad you have preserved it for the next generation Grace.

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  23. Oh, wonderfully captured, Grace ! Modern times...

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  24. Yes, a poor communication. Not the people around you but only the virtual. Benches should be meant to meet people....

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  25. I like clandestine shots - nice observations too.

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  26. Very nice street scene shots, Grace.

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  27. Oh, so true, Grace - there is hope :-)
    Great pics, too!

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  28. Could this world just 'throw away the cells for a day'. I agree. Foolish thought.

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  29. A worrisome sight indeed laced with hope

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  30. Yes, conversation suffers far too much when technology appears to be more interesting! I often wonder, tho why it is okay to be engrossed in a newspaper or book, but not in an iPhone, tablet or Kindle? I do lots of reading on these devices in public and feel sure that observers may be misjudging me.

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  31. sometimes when I'm on the bike I do enjoy scaring people who are walking and operating their smart-phones!

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  32. Hmmm. We are so "connected" all the time that I seriously wonder what we are doing to our mental health. I'm thinking humans might need more time alone.

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