Today I traveled out a ways from suburbia - into the part of my state with small towns ... old towns that seem to have been unchanged by time like the big cities of America. I walked into stores, and was greeted with a big smile, open friendly personalities, and it took me back a bit. I am used to busy people with solemn, low key, stay to themselves attitudes. Is it me, or has the way people act in public different now from just 10 short years ago? When was the last time you had a conversation while shopping or even just walking down the street?
Ever wonder if the way we communicate now has changed just a bit from technology? Don't get me wrong, I love media platforms that allow me to reach a vast audience, and talking to someone in Malaysia on my mobile phone as I am running about during a work day, but when I peer into my not so distant past I see far more face to face socialization. During my 20's I would have imploded if I could not be all over the city Friday night through Sunday. Now my time at home is much more common. After work I just want to wimp out and vegetate! Also, when did life become so stressful? Between the economy and the rest of the crazy things going on in the world now it seems just breaking from reality and creating some goofy post is like therapy. Ahhh ... what a month I am having, I just need a break. I wonder what it is like to be rich, more money more problems? Somehow I doubt it.
Wait a minute, I was just talking about the happy small towns I was in today, wasn't I?
Maybe I will go open a small golf shop out in the toolies and live in a small cabin a few blocks from Main Street. Yep, somewhere way out in the country where I can talk to everyone for a while and not be late for something.
Sounds like a great blog too .... "My new start in Smalltown USA" I would call it.