January 30, 2009
Contact. Communication. They’re not the same thing at all. G and his friends seem to carry on very well with email, a round-robin exchange of information, taunts and teasings that seems to be very much how they interact in person – they have both contact and communication electronically. Yet Helene & I don’t seem to be able to do the same via email, we are struggling to find time for phone calls. At one time we did well with email, but there was no real alternative at the time, with a five hour time difference and the cost of international calls.