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a brief dialog like this one between ilona and me on the blog comment page is bigger than a txt or twitter, and smaller than an email, a letter or-gasp-a phonecall. really it has already been happening, right before our “screen-tired” eyes.
it’s the end of the world of communication as we knew it.
we have really lost our way, i think.
if we must speak of hoping for “meaningful social interaction”,
as if that innate human connection is somehow something rare as the holy grail, then there is something missing in our busy lives online! there are emphatically meaningful social interactions all around us, all the time!
we are hidden behind our filters and our screens, and our avatars, yet we long for that heartfelt, honest, in-person conversation with the people in our world.
just get out and look somebody in the eye, say good morning!
i cant really say: “sorry for the rant”. i am slow to get used to this new world, it’s a place where a new “friend” is an electric person you may never lay eyes on.
on the other hand, both the new horizons and lines of communication and information offered on the internet can be incredibly useful…
i’ m a kid in a candy store, the more i learn to use the tools.
your potential range of information becomes as big as the world.
its a matter of proportion and our live’s priorities
that should be our directive here.
the real world is just as immanent as the cyberworld.
we must stay aware of the ever-shrinking forms of communication online… now, email is so ‘old’ and takes too much time, and our twitter is the tiny bit of time we allow for interacting with others every day.
i will simply say that staying connected with the earth might mean pulling the plug for awhile. and plugging back into our true source. perhaps make it a daily practice to take a walk… spend some time outside taking nature’s beauty in…. just sit in the sunlight.
i see this e-habit beginning to take hold in me…the time i have spent on the computer has tripled in the past several months. lately, it has been quite the task; it’s necessary to set up much-needed connections for my writing and my artwork…as well as my garden guest status ;>
still, i often think the time i’m using to get used to this e-world might be better spent digging in real dirt.
i have willingly entered this world of e- communication. i decided i wanted to have new discussions with like-minded (and different-thinking) folks about things that i am interested in, as well as speak about things that i value in my life.
this cyberworld is a much bigger ocean to fish in…and to find these people.
ilona is my e-mentor, and our blogging dialogs and conversations
still remind me of our serious discussions walking
home from school in the olden days…%D