Saturday, June 12, 2010
I'm afraid I left everyone here thinking Madge was sitting under a mossy rock in a funk all week. I've been so busy working on projects for the new book I've not had a lot of time for feeling sad, like a spring rainstorm the sad passed and I'm happy once again. I just want to clarify...I do have friends. I have friends whom I adore. They just happen to live far away. I have some local pals, but we're all so busy it's hard to carve out time to just hang out. I feel lonely sometimes, like we all do. It's part of being human to want to connect.
I'd rather have a handful of true friends than a litany of acquaintances. I think we're all lucky if we have one or two people whom we can call true friends. I think it's a symptom of the age in which we live that we can't connect with other people enough. We're all blathering on our Facebook walls and tweeting up a storm and texting endlessly, but somehow that has removed us another degree from one another. It stops us from taking the time to write a letter, pick up the phone or even send an email. The depth and the breadth of our interactions has suffered. I say this often and I shall say it again, we live in a time when we are more connected than we have ever been and yet more disconnected than we have ever been. It's a conundrum to be sure.
I am eternally grateful for you, gentle reader and for my family and friends who I know are all there for me when I need them most and for whom I am there as well. Life is a gift, and I do treasure it.