Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around
once in a while, you could miss it.
I find the volume of information enabled by these devices to be a din, a cacophony of widespread free-association tidbits of not-quite finished thoughts, tossed out for a moment's consideration only to be plowed under by the next wave.
I see younger people texting and "socializing" over this layer of technology even when they're in the same room, sitting around the same table, or whatever. I'm seemingly always running my sons off of screens during the sunny weekend days. But, it's not just them, it's seemingly everyone. At fire-side gatherings, dinners, parties, even on the highway, there's that familiar picture of someone gazing at the phone, hoping to catch the next trending zinger, or hoping not to miss out on that latest post or e-mail.
A lot has been written on this topic, so I'm not going any further. I certainly have done my share of staring at my own smart-phone.
But when we step back, look up, and look around? Life is still zooming by!
So what was the real reason behind this blog post?
Today is my daughter's 19th birthday!
I was looking at pictures and so on on my computer, remembering all those things we've done over the years. It occurred to me in a real way how fast life goes by. Seems like yesterday we were driving to the hospital to get her delivered.
I started collecting up the photos and before I knew it there we were: together all these 19 years. My daughter has been there for me through thick and thin, and we've spent so many times together.
Happy Birthday to my loving daughter, Amelia!