Connections

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
― Herman Melville


Throughout my life I have watched people, what I have noticed that those who are connected through family, friends, pen-pals, email seem to stay vibrant. I have also noticed with senior couples if the wife dies first usually the husband does not last long.

I have a neighbor who is probably in her seventies, she works at a grocery store as a clerk, she gets up every morning and goes for a walk with a group of people inside the local mall. If it wasn’t for the white hair you would not think that she is as old.

I am not as connected as I use to be, my circle has shrunk down. However, I keep connected through reading or watching about world events. I have been reading, not e-book either, an actual pen and paper. I have read two, in the middle of a third one. The topic, Donald J. Trump. These are not conspiracy writings, one was written by a family member.

I have also read a book about style of writing, “Elements of Style“, author William Strunk Jr. It was penned near the beginning of the twentieth century. It has given me much lessons on writing, it’s structure, format, much more.

My most favorite place that I have made connections with others is the WordPress community. I truly enjoy reading all the posts that I follow, plus many more. Also the enjoyment in conversing with other bloggers through the comment section at the end of each post. All of this gives me some depth about the world I live in. I no longer feel like a lost, stranded on a desert island. A place that allows me to know that there are other humans experiencing some of the same afflictions that I face in my life.

So dear reader there is much more that I could write, I feel that I have expressed all my thoughts about the word “connections!

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