Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Cocooning in Cucamonga
Wikipedia says: "Cocooning is the name given to trend that sees individuals socializing less and retreating into their home more. The term was coined in the 1990s by Faith Popcorn a trend forecaster and marketing consultant. Popcorn identified cocooning as a commercially significant trend that would lead to, among other things, stay-at-home electronic shopping.
Since Popcorn coined the term, the trend has continued. The creation of the World Wide Web (WWW), home entertainment technology, advances in communication technology (cellphones, PDAs, and Blackberries) which allow 'work-at-home' options, and demographic changes have made cocooning an increasingly attractive option."
I say cocooning is retreating into your own space, avoiding others.
My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. And a quote by Lizzie sums up my feelings today: "There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it."
Perhaps it's good that I cocoon today. It's good for knitting anyway.