The first time I ever made an eight-day silent retreat, I started to get restless around the fourth day.
"Isn't it about time for a movie night?" I asked my director. "Couldn't we all get together for some popcorn and a film and some conversation?"
She was a humorless woman, and she gave me a horrified look as she said, "No!"
"Just kidding," I said.
This morning I forgot all about my internet sabbatical, and posted a few things on FB. I've noticed many posts, on FB and in blogs, on which I've wanted to comment, but I've restrained myself. Such a habit, though! Open laptop and start talking!
Going back to my bunker now.