I love technology. To a certain degree. I have an iphone and I text and do Face Book. I like myspace but most people I know hated it so I had to move over to FB. I think it is amazing what computer geeks (geek is a good word to me) know and come up with. I Skype – totally amazing that I can see and talk to someone in Egypt! For free!!!
BUT I am discovering that more and more people do not know how to talk to someone face to face. That means in person – not Skype of Face Time on your iphone. In person. That means talking to someone that is so close you could reach out and touch them physically with your hand. Human touch? What?
I did that today. Well, almost. I heard a sound, a song actually. What was that? Oh. My phone is “ringing”. I answered it and the voice of a friend that I only have really talked to on Face Book was on the line. We talked for 1 hour and 36 minutes! We laughed and cried and just had fun. We did not LOL or whatever the “code” is for crying. It was rather tangible and incredibly rewarding!
Hearing the voice of a friend or family member (who actually is a friend or family member) on a phone or face to face is a good thing, a pleasant experience AND most rewarding in that you don’t feel like you wasted over an hour from doing whatever is so important ——- people that love us and that we love are far more important in the long run. Let’s not lose that.