That being said, I also learned that too much news keeps me out of balance. At the end of the day I was numb; I couldn’t more on; I couldn’t read my book. I was thankful when it was time to go to bed, even though of course I didn’t sleep well.
TV disrupts the silence, solitude, and simplicity that I long for and that on most days I pay serious attention to. My TV watching marathon on Wednesday taught me about the balance I want in my life, but it also signaled that I probably need to get out of balance in order to appreciate it.