Last night, I tested not engaging with any screens. My friend Andrea recommended that for improved sleep and since I have not been able to sleep well for weeks on end now, I tried it. It seems to be a fashionable thing to do, too, because there is even a Swedish campaign about it called Offline O’ Clock.
I did sleep but I am not entirely sure if that was the reason. Still, it’s an interesting experiment which lead to me writing letters and listening to radio. Basically, doing what people did in the Fifties.
Before introducing skärmfritt (screenfree), I did however encounter a giant screen – the open air cinema screen at the Rhine. You know, in other places they just put up a medium-sized screen in a park and let people watch movies there on their own blankets for free. Not in Dizzle. In Little Paris, as I’ve learned people call this place (really?), this have to be grand. So they built a whole fricking village full of catering choices and it costs 13 euros just to see the movie. We saw “Spotlight” that I’d missed when it was first in the movies. I also missed it because I was sceptical to a film bashing the church but it turned out to be decent film even if it completely failed the Bechdel-test. I actually found most interesting about the whole story that a newspaper in Boston pays four full time position som only work investigatively. I thought that didn’t exist anymore so kudos to the Boston Globe.
A random dragon by the Rhine. During the movie, Rhine ferries calmly passed by behind the screen which was nice.
Getting the best gifts at work: My intern put a Marabou on my desk “just because” and someone sent me all the German President’s speeches.