Where is time rushing to? I cannot believe we have had ten years of a new century already. I still remember all the excitement and worrying as the century was born. Hope's for better times, more peaceful, compassionate times. All the worrying about computers and the Internet imploding on it's self.
What did we get instead? Smaller more powerful computery, an internet that has grown so big it is taking over the world. The peace and compassion didn't arrive, just more wars and selfishness and greed, compassion being a dirty word in some area's of the world.
Saying hello and smiling at neighbours or passing strangers.
Inviting a neighbour for a cuppa. Simple things that were second nature not so long ago.
Can we ever get back to the simple things that are important?
Talking to each other, rather than texting and messaging?
Writing a letter instead of emailing or messaging.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the benefits of the WWW, but it does isolate us to a degree.
I have many Internet friends, blogging is one of my pleasure's. But is it putting normal human relationships at risk?
Well I don't know where all that came from, I had not planning to write such a post. I just wanted to reflect on how the world and time are going so quickly and I would like things to slow down and let us enjoy our family and friends at a slower more simple pace.
Tomorrow evening we are letting in the New Year with my daughter's and their families. I am making a huge pan of Scouse and we will enjoy that with some crusty bread and a drink or two.
Then 2011 will be here, new plans and ideas will abound and some progress made.
So I will wish all my dear friends in the inter world a Very Happy New Year. May the turn of the year bring you a healthy, happy, joyful and peaceful future.