It Takes A Long Time To Grow An Old Friend. (John Leonard.)
I don’t live very close to my friends, but this doesn’t mean that I am not close to them. I have one friend in particular that I rarely see. It can be a matter of years rather than a matter of days between setting eyes on each other. But I know that when we do next meet up, it will be just like we were talking that morning. That is just the way it is. Our various responsibilities and lives get in the way. We have never lost sleep over this, although other people cannot understand it.
Ordinarily I can only cope with breathing, eating and the very serious business of Angry Birds on the iPad, but I have been thinking about how life has changed in the last 25 years. Who’d have thought that I would have to get dressed before answering the phone in case “video calling” was activated? In the 90’s I couldn’t have envisioned telling a computer my shopping list and expected it to turn up 5 hours later, delivered by someone’s Grandad. Even now, I struggle to comprehend the psychic abilities of 1471 and how my video knows when the clocks have gone back. Oh yes, iPad and VHS. Cutting edge retro here.