Isn’t this Lincoln’s birthday? That was a holiday at one time. A holiday that in Illinois resisted sacrificing to President’s Day, which by rights was Washington’s birthday. My mom used to make cherry pie on Washington’s Birthday. Do children know that myth anymore? Today I see no mention of Lincoln on the media.
Five people live in this house. I saw ED for about 30 seconds. I have spent maybe 10 minutes with Mike. I have not seen the boys at all today. Mike hiked for several hours. I have spent most of the day in Norway (my shed), reading, writing, catching up on emails. Memories of calling friends just to talk came to me. I called Susan, then Nancy, and left voice messages.
I called Judy – and we chatted as of old. She admitted that she rarely calls people just to chat. How did that happen? Did years of work and family leaving us with little time or energy to call friends for no purpose decondition us? Texting and e-mailing has replaced phone calls. We agree that texting is good for “Where are you?” but not so good for “how are things?”
Energized by the short conversation and much laughter with Judy, I pledge to call friends regularly. Let’s see how that goes.