just closed my eyes for a couple of seconds while my friend read a few ending paragraphs from a novel. i was tired and he was about to leave. what i saw had nothing to do with the words he was reciting. i was peering into a woven basket so see a phone and an ipod over top of a beautifully patterned scarf. it made me reflect on how focused mainstream society is on technology rather than food and health; how we've seemed to have shifted our priorities and sometimes overlook our most basic needs. that vision reminded me of the beauty in our advancements, yet it also seemed quite ominous.