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. . . as Mr. Dylan's song points out. At least in modern courtship and outdoor activities, things have changed quite a bit. I watched this couple take a lunchtime walk together along the beach looking out over Puget Sound, but neither of them was present to the beauty of the scene or the moment with each other. I wonder how many sociologists are studying the effect of cell phone use upon everyday life, relationships, and customs. Am I the only one who still feels a little weird when someone next to me at the market is seemingly talking to themselves, when in actuality they are wearing a phone headset and asking their roommate if 2% or whole milk is on grocery list. There is a common walking posture now that one didn't see a just a few years ago: one forearm extended, palm up holding phone, head bent down. Watch and see how many people assume this posture the moment they emerge from a building or a meeting room. It is fascinating. People with each other and talking, but not to each other.