I have over 100 people I talk with, laugh with, cry with, be with throughout the day because of Twitter and Facebook. And every tweet or status update or link shared connects me with people I could never spend as much time with using the “normal” avenues of phone calls, letters, and coffee klatches. So I think my “cyber” friendships are very, very important. And today I was reminded that the larger your pool of interaction, the more of the pendulum’s arc you experience.
One friend is excited about her upcoming wedding. Another struggling through a divorce.
One shares her positive pregnancy test. Another her miscarriage.
One is building a new house. Another is picking up the debris of a tornado.
One friend types “The End” on the latest book. Another giving up a dream.
Today I am reminded that the pendulum swings, indeed must swing, from one side to another. And that when all feels lost and hopeless, this is today. Tomorrow the lost will be found and hope refilled.
The Yin cannot exist without the Yang.
May we all find ways to add people to journey beside. A hundred candles flickering in the dark can illuminate even the darkest path.