Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”.
Tomorrow I will leave my home on the west coast of Florida where the sun sets in the Gulf and travel to the east coast where the sun rises in the Atlantic. I will spend the holiday with my daughters, their husbands, the mother in law of my eldest and of course my grandson Clark.
I will probably eat too much, drink too much, smoke a few fine cigars while sitting in a garden of orchids and bamboo and live in the moment. It was not too long ago when my kids, my wife and I would gather with the “old timers” for the holidays.
Now I am the “old timer”. They are where I was 40 years ago.
The procession of the living goes on.
So I will be shutting off my lap top computer this Tuesday (I don’t own a smart phone, am not on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!) and leave the virtual world until the following week. Life will be as it once was,
I’m sure the internet will survive without me for a week although perhaps there will be a sharp decline in tech stocks after this post.
I will catch up on my reading and with you when I return.
Best wishes to all of you this Thanksgiving Day!