Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”. I will be leaving the virtual world for a few days to partake of real life.
Tomorrow I will be leaving for New York, going home to attend the wedding of my brother’s youngest daughter on Saturday. It’s been about 5 years since I last saw my aunt (my mom’s youngest sister) who is now in her 80’s and my cousins. Everyone will be in attendance, including me.
I will eat too much. I will probably drink too much. I will smoke a few good cigars. And I will live in the moment in real life.
I intend to have a very good time.
It was not too long ago when these occasions were a time to get together with the “old timers”. Now I am the old timer. The procession of the living goes on.
So don’t look for me until next week. I will be shutting off my old desk top computer (I don’t own a smart phone, am not on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!) and leaving the virtual world for a few days. Life will be as it once was; I’m sure the net will survive without me this weekend..
Ciao for now.
P.S. – The wedding is all Italian! 🙂