Our Real Fake Life
Virtual life isn't real.
One panelist asserted this idea pretty strongly, during the "Can Digital and Physical Co-Exist?" session at IAM's Encounter conference.
Why of course it isn't real. It's virtual.
A few months back, Ann Voskamp wrote a moving post about her agoraphobia. I gifted her a poem in response.
Then Ann went on a trip and, in the real, hard moments of canceled flights and a left-behind passport, she remembered the poem that had been posted in this virtual place.
Today she posted about her experience, and my breath caught when I saw these words...
And I answer her hauntingly beautiful poem with my life.
It makes me wonder what we mean by "real." For me, this is oh so very real. Thank you Ann, for your life, and the real way you touch me and countless others.
Light Gallery photo, by L.L. Barkat.