You’re not really ‘here’ although you’re here

Just finished watching the movie ‘Her’. Thought it to be most relevant to our times. Decided that instead of sharing my thoughts on my blog, I will actually talk to someone about it. Realised how blogging was the easier and more comfortable option to me. Something hit me. And now I think that the movie is more relevant than I imagined initially.

We have all heard how the technology that apparently makes the world smaller, also makes it very lonely. The lack of intimacy that technology makes us feel sometimes is demonstrated beautifully in the film. How many times have you and I complained to our family and friends about not being ‘present’ in spite of physically being there. At least with me, these instances usually occur when either a laptop or a smartphone takes away the attention that I was asking for.

Another thing stuck me deeply. If there is lack of physical intimacy because of technology, we are very dependant on the written and the spoken word to communicate our feelings. It’s beautiful how the meaning of language changes with the change in times. Speaking of intimacy, this birthday I missed being called at midnight. I got more wishes than I can imagine, due to the 500+ facebook friends, which I am ever grateful for, but those warm fuzzy calls at midnight I deeply miss. Either everyone is getting too polite to call at that hour, or too busy, or just too sleepy.

A far-fetched thought was also that the OS was responding with all the information available through the limited email data. Why didn’t that seem unnatural to me? I guess it was a microcosm of the idea that aren’t all our responses to each other limited by the data of our experiences?  Just a thought.

I wondered about being in the time that the movie was imagined. I imagined being extinct as I can’t imagine being useful in such a world. A wonderful movie experience that just made me want to get up and feel the fresh air again in order to feel something real.

Therefore to mitigate the after effects of the movie. I need something fresh and organic, as close to nature as deliciously possible!


Spinach salad with chicken, avocado and goat cheese

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min


8 cups chopped spinach (1 bag)
1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes
1/2 cup corn (frozen, canned, or cut off the cob)
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 large avocado, sliced
1/3 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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4 thoughts on “You’re not really ‘here’ although you’re here

  1. Hi! Great post–you make a lot of good points. While blogging is definitely a release for introverts like myself, it makes it all too easy to avoid going out and actually talking to people. Glad you plan to have a real, offline conversation about the movie, rather than just writing about it. (How’d that go? Since this post was dated awhile back.) I still need to see it myself!


    • Hey Lauren, the reason I wrote the post was because once again, I chose to blog over talk. That makes the two of us I suppose 🙂
      The movie transports you to another time and place but it’s hard to sit through some of the narcissistic discourse.
      Tell me what you thought of the movie when you see it.
      Hugs xx


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