4 years ago
Friday, October 21, 2011
Question of the Day #1,090
"I love this song," H said.
"This song kills me," I replied. "It has that raw desperation, that crazy yearning that you only feel in your 20's, you know?"
"Yes. When things are so dire and important that you feel like you'll die without him."
"That line 'I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited, but I couldn't stay away. I couldn't fight it' kills me. I think of the things I did when I was kid. Just showing up at a bar - out of the blue. Hoping he'd be there. Or those moments at Mansfield, when I'd walk out of the kitchen and boom - he'd be there. Standing in the backyard. My stomach would bolt. My knees would shake. I'd say something profoundly stupid. Those moments were everything."
"I know. But can you imagine doing that now? Just showing up at someone's house uninvited?"
"What if another girl was there? Or what if he didn't want to see you? You can't do that now. Now you have text or call or make a plan."
"Right. It's like those scenes in movies, where the person realizes they just can't live without that other person. So they run, through the rain, to the other person's front door in the middle of the night. Then they bang on it and profess undying love."
"Without texting to find out if that person is home? No way."
"That's so sad! It's like technology has sucked all the spontaneity and romance out of life."
"That's exactly what it's like."
What do you think? How has technology affected the way you live and love?