Ode’ to Facebook…

I am gonna reblog my own blog (well, not really my blog, but my sister’s). More important, I love my sister, even though she does not always know that.

Texan Tales & Hieroglyphics

My Beautiful Sister, Ann Marie Vancas,

Ann Marie

wrote this and posted it on Facebook.

So naturally I had no qualms about stealing it. (I did ask her permission however) 

Seeing and reading into pieces of people’s lives….the musicians..the actors…artists…housewives…doctors…famous and the not so famous…
The memes…the themes…the lives and the lies..
People crying..and people dying…
Beach trips…road trips..acid trips…
I have met many people and lost them on this site…
The fights… the flights…the makeups and the breakups…
A reality show with thousands of channels…
Windows into people’s lives…sometimes what is really there and sometimes…only what they want you to see..
The Liberals…the Conservatives..the Middle of the Roaders…
The comfort and the chastisements from strangers and friends alike..
The all over the place posters…and the take it to the private messagers…
The celebrations..and the tears….
But before all of this…
The beach trips..the road trips…
Long talks under and over …
the…

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2 thoughts on “Ode’ to Facebook…

  1. Wow, Lance, you sister has a lovely way with words. The before and after (or maybe reverse that) of Facebook–and maybe all social media. I really like the phrase ‘a reality show of a thousand channels.’ Such an interesting take on connectivity. And of course the naked truth of whether or not these “connections” have truly brought us closer together or made us more scattered.
    I suppose without it, I’d never have been given the pleasure to bump into you! 🙂
    A lot to chew on, and I thank you for sharing her words. Pass on my appreciation toward her prose.
    Cheers, my friend!

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    • Thank you Shelley.
      I am sure my Sister will appreciate your kind words (as you know, do I).
      ‘Time’ has an interesting cover story this week on mostly this very subject.

      Not that I am a huge fan of Time Mag… OH dammit! Now I’ve done it! Gotta post that old song by Joan Baez)

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