Monday, June 18, 2012

BAG FREE - for 90 minutes

While on business in DC I had took the opportunity to head over to the Supreme Court to watch a hearing.  My colleagues counseled me to not take anything along--no Blackberry, no iPhone, no purse, nada.  It would slow me down since I would have to rent a locker to tuck my items away and with the lines, etc. it would be easier to just have empty hands.  So I took a deep breath, left the Capitol and walked over to the court.

To be bag free was a little unnerving at first.  What about sunglasses, lipstick, a couple of bucks just in case?  But as I climbed the steps to enter the building it felt great to walk through security without putting anything on the table for inspection.  And as I watched folks file over to rent a locker, I was escorted directly to my seat.

Having 30-plus minutes to kill while waiting for the session to start, I actually started (dare I say it) to ponder a few things.  No phone to scroll through.  No pen and paper to write a to do list.  Just me and my thoughts.  Nothing grand to note other than it was freeing and I intend to repeat the experience.


  1. So proud of you! I did this at the beach the other day -- went for just a couple hours to catch the sunset. It's amazing how much you can absorb when there are no other distractions.

    P.S. Love your CV clutch!

  2. Oh, the beach would be a perfect place to disconnect and ponder a bit.

  3. You brave soul Kim! Although in a situation like that, I am sure I would do the same. I like your everyday items, I go for colourful too.. :) xx

  4. Jeanne:

    Those colorful items help if buried inside a dark bag!