I don’t miss the online social network, save for keeping in touch with a few cherished friends I haven’t seen since high school. Now, I contact them via email, telephone/cell phone, and there’s always the ancient sentimental virtue of letter writing! (Gaze at Fragonard’s portrait of a glowing young girl with a love letter, and it will inspire you to rediscover the lost practice)
For now, I’ll continue my Facebook-free journey along with several friends who have also become recent dropouts … support group, anyone?
Photo: The Love Letter, by Fragonard, c. 1770, oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
Photo credit: http://www.abcgallery.com/
© 2009 J. Dana Trent