Modern times: Our secular resistance to place

Look at those boys and girls of modernity, along with their crazed parents and grandparents, walking up Fillmore Street, consulting their digital toys of “communication,” oblivious to my staring…  The task of living within our bodies, even more than the fear of leaving the body in death, may be our greatest human predicament."

Source: Richard Rodriguez, The Paris Review, September 9th, 2014