On hold

You think that of all people, Simon and I would be able to find some way to talk for free (or as nearly free as possible). He's a telecoms geek who regularly talks to an outsourcing company based in the Philippines. I'm a social computing geek who occasionally talked to my mom while I was in Canada. But we can't seem to get things to work, and the unreliability of my Net access is starting to get to me.

I miss him. I find myself with stories to share, but unable to tell them because of the time difference and communication difficulties. He doesn't blog, so I don't know what's going on over there. E-mail gets buried under the mess of our inboxes.

Would it be better to stop fighting the limitations of technology, and even savor the distance? I bought a complete set of beautiful, evocative cards: a series of traditional Filipino silhouettes. Maybe we can even celebrate the distance. It will be something to remember, for sure.

My worlds are split, and I can't live well if I keep feeling mis-placed. I need to learn how to make the most of my time wherever I am, and not think of what is outside my reach...

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