Last weekend a friend of mine told me he’s decided that email is the new snail mail. We were talking about Facebook and the way it facilitates groups of people being able to come together. You can do that with email, but somehow email takes more work.
Later in our evening, we talked about the band he’s been in for thirty years. We’re not close, but we’ve known each other most of our lives. I’ve known him for at least forty years. I marveled. I had no idea that he’d been in a band all this time. I remembered. Facebook may have a way of pulling us together, but relationships are still built, one conversation at a time.