Porch step offers place to rest Cell phone keeps him connected

  “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”   ― Herman Melville


A lone cyclist fatigued from a riding stint settles down on a wooden step at the back door of a neighborhood school and makes a series of phone calls on his cell phone. Although he is physically separated from his close associates and acquaintances they are as close to him as his cell phone. Physically apart but electronically connected.

I decided once again to go off on another tangent as far as this week’s photo challenge is concerned.

These days we seem to be  physically connected to one another via steel cables, wooden platforms , spaghetti stranded lengths  of copper wires and the other infringing tentacles of modern living.

Sometimes we want to shuck this barrage of physical impediments and escape for a brief period of time to a safe haven where we can think, relax, unwind and enjoy the day.  

The cyclist in this photo must have had that very same escape plan in mind. For roughly 30 minutes he sat quietly on the wooden steps of this school and chatted peacefully with unseen friends.

Taking a break from it all but still connected to those important people in his life. 



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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

5 Comments on Porch step offers place to rest Cell phone keeps him connected

  1. Good photo and story to make the connection😊


  2. I like your story. It shows life during those important moments.

    Liked by 1 person

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