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Sunday, September 23, 2007

so this is new

I've never had a blog before. And honestly, I don't really read others that much. But I like the idea. And I'm willing to try almost anything once.

...thoughts that can be read by anybody...it's interesting how I think our culture shapes the way we communicate. Everyone wants to be known. Yet we live in such a fast paced society, that we have discovered new ways for that to happen. No longer do we have the time to just go grab coffee with a friend for a couple hours whenever desired. Our time is precious, and sadly is filled with monotonous tasks that rule our existence. How many people do you know that you can just BE with? Often we are so desperate to be known by so many that we miss out on how to just be with someone, to rest in their presence - not always only catching up on the "majors" in order to rush off to the next appointment.

Maybe it's a product of our generation. I've been staying with an older lady the past week to help her while her family is out of town, and I've gained such a refreshed and renewed perspective. Have you noticed how our grandparents' generation can sit at the dinner table for hours and just talk? I'm sad I've missed out on how to enjoy that. I long to just be...to enjoy the company I've been given, not always feel rushed to the next thing or person. It's like we all want to be known, but have a skewed view of how that truly happens.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

you need more posts!