Just after midnight I published a birthday greeting to my four~year~old twin grandsons, who are currently traveling in Australia with their Mum. What with time differences and unstable Internet connections, it has been tricky to stay in contact, though obviously I think of them often ~ particularly today.
They’ve probably gone to bed now, their special day over for another year. So I’m not going to be able to speak to them directly ~ no matter, they’ll be flying home soon. However, I have managed to ‘see’ them ~ my daughter posted this photo on Facebook a few minutes ago:
Almost instant communication, through a social networking site.
Many people my age (and younger) dismiss Facebook and the like as time~wasting obsessions.
‘What’s wrong with just talking,’ they complain, ‘phoning or writing a letter, like we used to do in the old days?’
Well clearly that wouldn’t work, in this case, or we’d have done it ~ I’d just be left wondering and wishing. And, while nothing can compare to the joy of seeing my loved ones in person, I am grateful for the technology that beamed this wonderful photo, from the other side of the planet straight to my heart!