This is actually a post from my other blog. I haven't put a lot of work into MillChron so the readership is low. I hope to update more when the story collections that I have been working on are done.
Too many of us today only imitate love without knowing (or caring) what real love is. We know what it is to post a heart emoticon. We know what it is to send a hug and a kiss via our social network pages. We know how to "love". Until real love is required.
We have forgotten - or maybe never knew - what it means to be wise. We know how to find the memes and gifs and eCards that illustrate wisdom. We know how to appear wise but we don't bother learning to live wisely.
We substitute cute smiles and the sound of laughter for true joy.
There is no shame in posting about the beauty of faces and bodies, but it takes real courage to bare the pain in one's soul.
We collect a quantity of 'friends' while ignoring the quality of friendship.
Online, we talk, talk, talk and keep talking. Like lost prophets, we speak in the tongues of the internet. We chitter and we chatter, texting, tweeting, Skype-ing, Facebooking and never turning away from our phones and computers. We talk without making sense and we listen without hearing.
We live in a world so full of things that are of so little value. We can't spend our money fast enough on the latest thing we don't need.
We are so over-stimulated by the excesses that we are insensitive to simple blessings and pleasures.
Remember tasting and savoring? Breathing in the scent of a memory? Feeling the sun or rain or wind on your face. Do you remember the last time you had a thought or memory of something to amazing that it took your breath away? Do you remember the last time you looked at someone you loved and noticed their hurt or joy or discontent? Or their need of your time in real life?
We run fast with no destination, wasting our time and energy just to kill the hours. We prefer to see through the blurred lens of a distracted reality. We wrap ourselves in the gauze of disillusion and delusion so that we don't have to deal with growing pains.
We are living on empty. Walking dead and lifeless. Seeing blind.