Friday, April 10, 2015

Sigh ....!

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!


Thimbleanna said...

I think about that sort of stuff a lot lately -- do you think it means we're getting old LOL? Things just aren't like they used to be -- some good, but I don't like a lot of it. Harumph!

I hope your upcoming changes are all good -- the child growing up thing is good, but oh, so bittersweet! XO

carol fun said...

I agree... as I age I have more nostalgia for the life of my youth...quieter, slower. I do enjoy the digital world too, but in small doses. Hope the changes coming your way are the ones you want. I've realized that one of the only constant things in life is change and I have to figure out how to deal with it. Hugs!

WoolenSails said...

Who would have thought, we would get to the point where we could say, in the good ole days, lol. I see that all the time, more people spend time online instead of real interaction but I also know that a lot of people are house bound, so being able to connect with others on the internet is a blessing for them. I really need to start getting out on my own again, been cooped up too much, this winter.


Needled Mom said...

I agree too. I have seen too many magazines close up shop and I miss each one of them. There is nothing like a magazine to hold in your hands and drool over.

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