I think that’s the problem with this new century, with the cult-like addiction to technology and constant connection, humans developed this expectancy of a response. You text someone and if they don’t correspond within a “reasonable” amount of time, they must be doing something wrong or they must be mad or busy. Ever thought of the potential fact that they simply don’t want to respond? It’s nothing personal. Who said we had to pick up phone calls when phones were still attached to walls? Who said two people had to talk every day to solidify some sense of friendship and who said that presence is required to honor legitimate support? Technology did.
No one owes you anything. Not conversation, not presence, and definitely no explanation. We live in a new world where these things have been engraved into our DNA so much that the mind is almost in a state of addition because nowadays, when I tell people I don’t have a Facebook or when I stop writing or when I no longer participate in social outings or let alone conversations, it’s like all of the sudden they don’t even know me anymore.
But you do, or well, you did.
You just don’t quite know who I’ve become or what I’ve been up to.
But where is the crime in that, anyway?