Thursday, April 29, 2010
I think it's just about time to say goodbye to you! I love how you keep me connected and keep me in touch with my friends that are both near and far. I love how I can post something about my life, good or bad, and within minutes my friends pop out of their hiding places to give me feedback. I love how I can share my proud moments of finding love or of one of my kids in some obscure moment. I love how I can escape into My Happy Island and design a place that I wish were real so that I can truly live there (sometimes) I love how I can spy on my friends and know that a loved one has died or that they are feeling groovy or grab words of wisdom from every day people (such as, "Sometimes being a mom is like watching your heart walk around in someone else's body.")
But, along with the love comes the icky feelings I get when I see hurtful comments directed at me or at one of my friends. It's icky when one cannot tell the tone of voice and can assume the worst! It's icky when one comments on a story or a post only to be slammed or abused. It's icky when there is no true free voice for those that are pro-life or Conservative or Catholic or all three of these things! It's icky when some anonymous person can crush the peace in one's heart merely by their condescending remarks!
Is it goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
(In the inflection and voice of Chandler from Friends) "Could I BE any more dramatic?"