The Social Dilemma has rocked me back on my heels a bit and caused me to rethink my engagement with social media. I've also been reading Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now . OK. I'm kind of getting the point. So instead of browsing Facebook, I pick up my cameras and head for Tomahawk.
The lagoon is covered in little swan families: mum, dad and the kids all busy breakfasting on duckweed.
Consider the birds of the air...
These are all known and loved, as I am known and loved. Exactly as I am known and loved.
I watch them for a couple of hours. I don't get out of my car, as the car acts as a kind of hide, and the birds are more confident about approaching me when inside it than if I was standing on the shore. But even encased in my coccoon of painted tin, I am strangely refreshed and enlivened by their company. I watch the families moving over the surface of the water, and for a while I am drawn into their little society with all its complexity and violence and beauty. I take photos. Lots of photos.
Then I return home. Edit the pictures. And post some on Facebook.