There are no smart phones at camp. No ipads, no multi-player electronic football games.
For the next month or two, the best and only place to find engagement or entertainment or solace or connection is in the person who is standing right next to us.
It only took a day or two for this to start to work its magic.
Being alone with our thoughts feels safe, but it can get lonely. The insulation of screens pushes us apart at the same time it reassures us that we’re actually together.
But we can see what happens when we all agree to put down our devices.
Suddenly, magically, generously, the faces appear.
People connect. We walk together. We talk together. Sometimes, we simply sit and are together.
Face to face.