The Newtown Pentacle

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It’s National Cupcake Day, in these United States.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Stop, listen, and look. That’s what I try to do whilst moving about the world, with the occasional “sniff” thrown in as well. Stunning to me is the fact that so few actually monitor their environs as they navigate the great urban hive these days, with their mental focus zeroed in on the little rectangles of glowing glass we all carry. This has been a growing issue for years, but of late, I’ve noticed people intently watching television shows on their devices while walking along and crossing the streets of New York City.

What is wrong with all of us?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Caution is something one urges, constantly. Pay attention to your surroundings. Not paying attention is how we’ve arrived at this societal crossroad, and I fear that while somebody is catching up on “Breaking Bad” they will miss the freight train barreling right towards them.

Citizen Mitch despairs. 

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Go. Outside. Talk to people. Put the device down for a few minutes and let yourself feel things. I know it’s scary.

Just do it.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

December 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Posted in Astoria, Photowalks, Pickman

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