(The following is a reflection from October 2007)
My grandma doesn’t have the internet. I can’t just send her an email to let her know I’m thinking of her. That’s refreshing in a way. In this day and age of lightning-speed technology, where a mouse click sends a message, I can’t do that with Grandma.
Ever since Grandpa died last August, I have been meaning to get up to New York and visit her. We’re hoping to do so this fall. But in the meantime I wonder how she’s doing and how I can stay connected to her.
You see, technology handicaps me in a way. I get so used to the instantaneous that I forget that I can write Grandma a letter and send it via snail mail. Which when you come right down to it is lot better than getting an email any day.
Or I can pick up the phone and give her call. Like I did today.
It takes a little bit more time, but its worth it
because love is just a phone call away.