You know what I really miss in this computer driven age? Friendship!! You know real friends you can go and do stuff with, enjoy a meal with from time to time, or just be silly with. It seems like we've all gotten too busy to really do much of that.
I could blame the lack of friends on the fact that I've moved all my life. Grew up in Africa, moved to the Middle East, then to the USA. Hardly enough time to forge some real friends.
Some people, like my hubby, have lived in the same town all their lives. They have history which I guess I lack. As I grow older, I find myself missing that "history". Being able to look back and say "I went to school there". Or, "remember when that was a dirt road?"
Since I stopped working and moved, I have lost touch with anyone who I knew. It seems like everyone does this on Facebook now. The question on most people's minds is...."are you on FB". Or it's "FB me". That doesn't really cut it for me. Much as I love my hubby and enjoy his company there are those times when I yearn for a little girl talk. Someone to be silly with, relive my youth with. FB doesn't really do it for me.
Plus I have a bit of a hard time putting my life and soul out on the world wide web. Call me super cautious but has anyone really given any thought to what could happen if someone malicious got hold of all that wonderful personal information, photos etc you share with your hundreds of virtual friends on the world wide web?
Guess I must be getting old because I long for the days when a friend was someone you could spend time with other than in the virtual world. Seems like we're all wrapped up in our own insular computer driven world. We can't leave home without a cell phone.
Today hubby and I went out riding our bikes and a woman driving a big SUV nearly took both of us out because she was concentrating so hard on the cell phone surgically attached to her ear that she didn't even see us.
So virtual friends, is FB all there is nowadays? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the few friends I have here on NOTH. Out of those listed on my page, I can honestly say I get comments from a mere handful on a daily or weekly basis. I look forward to those. Don't want you to think that I don't appreciate you.
I've just found myself longing for some real company these past few months. Maybe it has something to do with my daddy and a lot of his era passing over the past 6 months. They had the kind of life I would like to have. Friends over to each others houses for dinners, playing cards etc. Does anyone else feel the same?