I think our brains are not hardwired to process news as it comes. Our reflexes just aren’t fast enough to evaluate the information. Perhaps a fly or a hummingbird might do a lot better with new news.

Strangely I feel similarly about blogs. Once I started slowing down with them and not spending all my time reading them or writing in mine every day, I began to appreciate the more thoughtful writing, words that still remain with me even after a lot of time has passed. After all, like you do every day, it is the real-time appreciation of the world that I am after, not the writing and reading about it. If you don’t actually live what you profess to be writing for, then what is the point of writing?