I remember my grandmother talking of how they corresponded with their families before the inventions of the telephone and, subsequently, the myriad of ways we cultivate connectivity during these internet-infused days.
My grandfather’s family had moved over a hundred miles away from their place of origin to grow tobacco. Much of their family, especially on my grandfather’s side, was far away. Connectivity was hard, but they were open to it.
I can remember her telling of a time a relative wrote to them about visiting. They didn’t ask. There were no solid plans. They just gave a window of a few weeks in which they were going to be visiting. Then, they showed up. They lived out relationships and connectivity face to face.[Read more…] about We Need Friends