"With the advancing tsunami of ubiquitous communication--from email to cell phones, websites to pagers, fax machines to text messages, webcams, and emerging social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter--everyone seems to feel they should be able to find us whenever they want. If they want to contact us, or know where we are, or talk to us, meet with us, make a request, even demand a response, there are fewer places to hide and hardly any acceptable excuses for denying anyone, anywhere, anytime, virtually unlimited access to our lives . . .
If we are no longer in control of our own lives and are instead subject to the whims and demands of others, how can we not gradually, instinctively, even unintentionally constrict in worry and fear? How can we ever feel the spacious freedom to dream, create, allow our unfettered hearts and minds to germinate without fear of interruption? Tender seedlings of life, any life, require some cocoon, some greenhouse, some womb of uninterrupted protection to grow well."