connection failed

I was without cable or internet for much of the afternoon.

The house was quieter than it has been in ages.

I HATED it.  It’s always astonishing to realize how much you’ve come to depend on something when it’s taken away from you. For me, it was the capacity to look up things with ease (I’ll admit to being a bit of a Googleaholic), to have information at my fingertips. The mere idea that I could not check my email made me a little nutty–so sad.  So very, very sad.

It’s back now (obviously), but I’m realizing how grateful I am for the things I have been provided with.  We are really blessed to live in a time when information and connection with others (oh, how excited I was to read my blogroll!) is so easy and convenient.

I like the noise, the constancy of activity.  I know I need to learn to be more zen about my life, but I like being able to, when I think about it at 2:30 in the morning, email someone about something I just though about (sometimes prompted by prayer).  I like that I can reach across the seemingly impenetrable distance to the people that I love most and let them know that I am thinking about them without disturbing them or having to calculate time zone differences.  I like having noise in my house.

It makes me feel less alone.

So, thanks, dear internet pals (and real ones, too–sorry I’ve been antisocial lately, but I’m coming out of it, I promise) for being around.  It’s nice to know you’re there.

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