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eProp For Your Thoughts

March 12, 2013

I’m home sick today, victim to a possibly unholy matrimony of the cold and allergies (the latter is something of a presumptive self-diagnosis). So the extra time in bed allows me the luxury of blogging. Yay.

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The Brosephinas

A friend (waddup @esmham!) took the above candid photo this past weekend and I Instagrammingly loved it. The picture is of a few old friends and I, intensely staring at our smartphones. Why? No we weren’t Snapchatting or Instagramming or Facebooking or Tweeting or even texting.

We were reading each other’s old, deserted blogs – the Blogspots and Xangas of yesteryear, when life was earned one eProp at a time. For the uninitiated, Blogspot and Xanga were some of the earlier blogging services to catch on, at least in my social circle as a youth – and I imagine, for you many of you as well.

As you can tell from the image, we were all laughing at our entries. Our thoughts, our emotions, what we considered noteworthy at the time – it all seemed so inane and inconsequential after a decade+ of new perspective. Don’t get me wrong, some of us dealt with some heavy struggles for sure, but what was a big deal to us 10 years ago seems almost like a forgotten memory now.

We poured over our puppy-love romantic woes, our struggles with academia, the drama among our social circles and family, general youthful recklessness and the elementary grappling with our Faiths… and I think we all couldn’t help but laugh for the same reason.

We realized things may have been stressful, but we never had a legitimate reason to worry… and we still don’t. Circumstances will change, struggles and predicaments will mature and advance and will continue to outgrow our own perspectives – but it can never outgrow the perspective of the object of our Faith.

So in another decade when we decide to browse through our old WordPresses, Facebook statuses, and Tweets on our Google Glasses 10G Ultra LTEs and iPhone 27-D Ss, I hope we’ll once again be able to laugh. And may it be the laughter that comes from the Joy of knowing that we never really know what we’re doing in life… and that’s OK because God does.

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