Without my cellphone, I felt lighter, as my pocket was empty. Every time someone asked me something, I would put my hand in my pocket to find there was no phone—so no Google search. I did not know the scores of any basketball games. I did not go online to check my bank and see if I received any wire transfers. No thoughts were sent and there were no responses to read. I did miss my beloved phone and, yet, it was not the end of the world. I did get to write a lot of thoughts that will be completed in the future. I will start a new format called “Deep Thoughts,” which will be added once every 10 days. Truly becoming nothing is everything. I have enough material for a month from just two days of silence. I am BACK! — Satish Daryanani

Cell Phone recording the ocean