#LookUp – A Spoken Word Film for an Online Generation

May 5, 2014|Posted in: Self

Have you seen this #LookUp viral video?  I mean, this video really hits upon what is becoming of this generation, and not only am I an offender of this repeated daily obsession with being and feeling connected….I am also a victim.   This video is written, performed and directed by Gary Turk. It goes through an array of relate-able images, events, and circumstances that hit all of us in one way or another at some point in our lives.

And through his (awesome) English accent, he relays messages through his words, images, and almost numbing tone. #LookUp is definitely something I have more recently become more aware of,  as being a WAHM does become a little lonely.  Searching for conversations and people to hang out with, I feel like I am the person that is looked at as weird when I try to strike up a convo with a mommy at a park, or even at a mom event.  I mean, what’s the point of these events if we’re not talking to one another?

Now I solely use my phone at the park for photos of my son, and texts if I am messaging friends to come meet me at the park and be social….because being behind my “smartphone” or “smart device” does become lonely.  Very lonely.  And I am definitely trying my part to reach out so that I’m not “too busy looking down” and “not seeing the chances I missed”.  Hopefully we can all catch on soon and become a more social society that we once were when we were kids where we “Don’t give into a life where you follow the hype, give people your love don’t give them your like.”  #LookUp


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