Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have been thinking a bit lately about how I connect with people. 

Thinking in tech terms. I use face book walls, inbox, and chat, email, and sms messaging from my computer to a cell phone text thing. I don't text from my cell phone, its ancient and pay per use. I call people on their cell phones and occasionally receive calls on my cell phone.

But when it comes down to it my favorite method of connecting to people is face to face. If face to face is not possible from distance or time constraints I enjoy phone calls. Calling or sitting together seems so much more personally and time consuming. I like to text and chat online when I want to be able to walk away from the conversation and no big deal. But when I want to feel more connected and cared for I want to talk to you on the phone. I want your undivided attention. I want to give you mine.

I like to look into people eyes and see them. Hear them. Reach out and touch them.

But then there are moments I am in a room full of people and still feel alone. Not getting that connection with anyone. You know the feeling where your soul just smiles. That is a feeling I crave at times. I can go with out, but would prefer to have it, daily if possible.


  1. I'm with you on the face-to-face connection being my personal favorite.

    I struggle, though, with phone connections. I get too easily distracted by life around me while I'm on the phone - especially by my kids.

    Even when we were still dating (4 hours apart), J & I preferred to talk via IM rather than on the phone... we never could think of things to talk about when we were on the phone.

    And I totally understand the desire at times for disconnect... though more often I find myself disconnected with a room full of people, wishing I could connect.

    Ahh... connections...

  2. I completely get this entire post. I have been neglecting my need for real personal connection. I need to make it a point to have some real friend time. :)