I know that we live in the 21st century during a time when “to friend” has become a verb. I signed up for Facebook several years ago, tolerated it for a time, but was confused by the games and the idea that one makes friends by putting names on a list. I could see the usefulness of it by someone who frequently wants to contact his  fan base. but I had friends, not fans. When I want to send a picture to someone, I send the picture to that person. I could not see that I needed Facebook so I deleted my membership. However, the idea is still in my mind as I hear people speak both of “friending” and “un-friending.” Well, I have a real friend who has “un-friended” me, and I am puzzled. This is for real, not Facebook make-believe. We were close friends, a friendship that I thought would last for a lifetime. It didn’t. In fact, the friendship ended abruptly. I know I have been un-friended, not because my name was removed from a Facebook list but because the friend now refuses to communicate. I ache over a loss like that. Friends are too important to lose them without good reason.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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