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.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

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!

Kim said...

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

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

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

Kim said...

Jeanne:

Those colorful items help if buried inside a dark bag!