You’ve caught me at a really good time. Those who sincerely know me know exactly what I mean. I am keenly aware that once I hit publish, this blog will be available for the world to read. Technology. Things are moving so fast today. In fact, things are moving so fast, it seems that today will never be as important or great as tomorrow. Once I hit publish, this blog will be available for the world to read. Once upon a time, I used my blue ink pen to write my inner most feelings to the one that I wanted to communicate with. No one would ever see what I wrote other than both she and God. After writing that letter, I’d put a little splash of Polo cologne, borrow an envelope from my Mother, fold the first half of the paper down, fold the bottom half of the paper up, place it in an envelope, lick that un-Godly glue, seal the letter, place a stamp on the letter, put that letter in the mailbox, and pull the flag up. As I walked away, I must admit that a part of me felt both empowered and vulnerable. However, both my power and vulnerability would be shared with only one person. For your eyes only…. Technology has changed that. I am well aware that some hacker somewhere could find something that I’ve written and deleted over ten years ago. Technology. As much as I appreciate technology, there are some things that technology can’t do. While technology can expedite the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and goals of those using it, technology will never be able to feel. I never thought that I’d say this, but it seems that the evolving nature of technology is faster than life. Honestly, selfishly, and cunningly, I like it that way. Some things should be done slowly. Technology will never know what it feels like to walk up to someone that you’ve dreamed of, yet never officially met. It has no idea how warm and wonderful it feels to look into the eyes of someone that you feel as though you don’t deserve, yet, you couldn’t imagine looking into any other eyes but theirs. Technology will never know how it feels to grab their hand and pull them closer. It will never know how it feels to pull them closer without not only the lack of resistance, but also the welcoming of chance. It will never know how wonderful that short journey of space is before that first kiss. The scent of their breath smells of the naughty things that our Mothers denied us when we were children. We’re no longer children. Therefore, we continue. That first kiss… The awkward laugh or statement that follows… And so it begins. Love… Some things should be done slowly. Making Love to someone that you Love shouldn’t be fast. Tomorrow may never come, and yesterday is no longer relevant. The only thing that should matter is the now. At this particular now, slowly embrace each second now, for tomorrow may never come. I appreciate technology, but I am a child of yesterday. I remember the beauty and power of slow…..Patrick
This week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no other reason than to make their lives better. Also, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us. As always, Always Choose Love Because Love Changes Everything.