Friday, September 04, 2009

I Caved

I said I wouldn't.
I declared it a huge waste of time (and it probably is).
I have a lovingly forthright person in my family who asked, "Your life really isn't THAT important, is it?" (that I would feel compelled to tell people what I had for dinner, where I went earlier today, my opinions of a bunch of stuff). Well, he's got a point. My life IS still too important to me. But then, my friends' lives are important to me, too, and I care about the little stuff in theirs) and I might just care what they had for dinner (and borrow the recipe if I'm so inclined). On the other hand, I have also found out from "caving" about the death of the mom of one of my friends who lives out of state. I have read single lines of "I miss my mom" and realize I miss my mom, too, only she is still alive; she is just very busy.

So how did I cave?

I got a Facebook account. I have now seen pictures of many of my "old" friends and now they have seen me. I look a lot different than I did in high school, believe me, but then do they! My Aunt Linda, though, looks amazing and thus offers me hope that I just might look as good as she does in a dozen or so years.

Ah, technology. It seems to bring us together. Maybe it does. The verdict is still out on that, as far as I'm concerned.


Laurie said...

Nah, you didn't "cave" you just joined the pack, whether for a time or for a long while...
Don't fret. God can even use facebook whether to bring up dross in us that needs removed or to make contacts w/ friends who need truth. It can be a tool...

Libby said...

Facebook does have some great benefits. I'm grateful to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with friends and family that live far away. It's all about finding a good balance of using the tool but not letting it replace good old-fashioned phone calls, letters and visits! Enjoy!