Thursday, November 12, 2009

E-Mail World

This has been one interesting year. I've gotten back in touch with quite a few people that I haven't seen for a long, long time. Actually for most of them I still haven't literally seen them, but have traded e-mails. Without the power of the internet, I doubt that I would have communicated with any of them.

I've also made some new friends via e-mails under some odd circumstances - some via this blog, some via Facebook but it brings to mind the quote spoken by Forrest Gump (in the movie only since he never says it in the book): Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

E-mail suits me well; I'm an e-mail person. It's my preferred means of communication. In most cases I'd rather do that than talk on the phone or talk in person. It is so much more convenient and, it allows me to express myself better. I generally type away and don't bother to go back and edit anything but still, my thoughts seem to come out better through the keyboard than the mouth. And you can always take back or erase something before hitting the send key - once that voice comes out.. too late!

I didn't know some of the people that well back in school with whom I now trade e-mails and we communicate now more than we did back then.

Here we are, so much older now. Something I thought about today: what would run through our minds if we had the opportunity to see ourselves as we are today, when we were back in school - elementary, junior or high school? How shocked would we be? Sort of a reverse yearbook. We hear from an old buddy or acquaintance and pull out the yearbook to see their picture for old time's sake. What if we had a yearbook of the future when we were in school, that we could pull out and point to and say, this is what we're going to look like in x years?

Would we recognize ourselves? Physically? Personality-wise, if we happened to run into our future self?

I thought it would be fun to run my high school picture through one of those morphing software programs that extrapolates your features into an older you, but I couldn't find anything available online for free. I don't want to spend the money to buy a program, so oh, well, it was just a thought.

Thinking about all the new and reacquaintances has made me feel a bit nostalgic lately so that's the reason for today's blog. Overall, life has been a good box of chocolates.


Anonymous said...

It has been a good ride so far. I often wonder about my own Winnie who went on to Oxford instead of Paris. Kevin's dad got to see his grandson for a year. Will we be so lucky?

Rickie Miyake said...

Well seeing as how Greg and Katie aren't married yet, grandchildren better not be coming TOO soon! ; )