Oh tonight I had to laugh at irony. See in our house we have two thoughts on social media. I use it to connect with people, but I do try to be pretty careful with where and what I publish. I know that it is probably not going to go away in my lifetime. So I just try my best to deal with it. My wife hates social media. It can all burn in hell for all she cares. She likes her cave, and the telephone. Give her a call or set up a visit is her motto.
Well tonight a family friend reconnect via some social media. We’ve been out of touch, and our two families had a pretty busy couple of years. So by luck she finds me on one of those blasted social media sites, requests to be linked up, and we share numbers. Since this is my wife’s good friend I send the number and tell her just minutes later.
Now I sit here 70 minutes later and the two friends are still going strong on the phone. I am sure I will go to bed and be followed when I am fast asleep. To be honest I am happy she is on the phone. Just a few nights ago I was enjoying a conversation that took me back to my highland home in N.Y. twenty two years ago. So it is a good event we should be joyous for. I just hope she remembers it resulted from that blasted social media.
So the motto for the night is social media is ok when used in moderation. The power of a friends voice is a timeless remedy for many of the trials we face in this journey. So do yourself a favor, put your life in reverse and connect with an old friend. Share your journeys, pray for them, and I am sure you will sleep with a smile on your face tonight.
P.S. Pentax K-5 from 18 months ago. I reprocessed this one in Capture One Pro tonight. I really like what that program can go out of the box.