I just sent an old friend a Facebook birthday greeting. Shrug.
This friend and I go way back. For over 25 years, we sent each other cards every year on our birthdays. A few years ago that practice stopped. Who knows why? Now Facebook reminds me when it’s her birthday and I post a pithy little greeting on her timeline. Check that activity off my to-do list and move on.
Why don’t I have the guts, interest, or time to send cards anymore? Facebook doesn’t prevent me from also sending cards, but as the years go by and I send fewer snail-mail cards, I have fallen out of the practice – and I feel bad about it.