2011 – Time to get more physical
I expect the babies to maintain contact via text or the online media that seems to come and go. Myspace is out of here like that $4,000.00 love seat. However, I don't expect folks my age to maintain contact via text or online media alone. While I am forever an old school cat and I don't expect folks to write as many letters or postcards as I do, I do expect a little reciprocity. This is still not the main point of my post.
I notice that too many of us spend a large amount of time staying in contact via text or on twitter. I won't lie. I do that as well. I do find that a good number of folks go overboard forwarding holiday greetings through cell phones. I read some of your statuses and its downright depressing. Many of our messages get lost in the machine so what we want to convey is either misconstrued or poorly written.
Intimacy is important. It's another piece that makes us human beings. To our loved ones we are beautiful and vice versa. It's important that we see one another. It's healthy. It's important that we laugh and cry in the presence of each other. It's important that we hug and place that reassuring touch on the shoulder. We should smile in person. We should ask for help while looking someone in the eye. We should argue face to face. We should express our anger and frustration to those we love. It's human to do that. Sending nasty texts isn't natural.
I hope that in 2011, we attempt to reach out to one another. Let's go for walks. Let's get coffee. Let's play tag. Let's run around. Let's get into heated debates in person. Let's hold hands. Let's hug. Let's strengthen our bonds. We need to visit folks more often. We need to play more pick up games at the court. Maybe we can meet and play chess in the park? We should link up to see our babies play with one another at those great jungle gyms. Maybe we can help them fly a kite?
Trust me when I tell you it's therapeutic. Plus, it's what makes the world go round.