Yesterday I received a notice from one of my favourite magazines stating that this will be their last issue. A magazine on "sustainable City Living" that can no longer financially sustain itself!
It is not the first time that one of my favourite magazines closes its doors, but somehow this one affects me in ways that I am not sure I understand. Perhaps I feel that, as I get older, more and more of what is familiar to me is quickly being replaced by the unfamiliar. In an age of continuous fast pace digital, I long for what is comforting to me, a slower paced and somewhat simpler life. I now understand what my grandparents meant when they would say "the good old days" or "back in the days".
For me, the continuous fast pace digital life lacks human connection; "high tech low touch" has Michael Bernard Beckwith would say. And ... if we are not careful and monitor ourselves, the "high tech" can make it easy for some of us to forget that, at the other end of our internet connection is another human being, a being that has tender feelings .... someone that hurts just like us.
If I look at the last 25 years of my life, I left a stressful position in the banking industry to pursuit a graduate degree in the history of religious philosophy. Afterwards, I opened a quilt shoppe! Hum .... What next?
I'm not sure I have worked through my feelings. I mean, I know it is not about the magazine closing, but something deeper .... Right now, what I know for sure is that there are a lot of changes that will be taking place in my life soon ....
Take time to enjoy the moment! Cheers!