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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Childhood's End

Way back in the mists of far ago, I read a fantastic book by Arthur C. Clark called
"Childhood's End", which I always thought illustrated the theology of Teilhard de
Chardin perfectly. Running around with 2 teenage girls I seem to be seeing the initial stages of the evolution to another (higher?) life form that was the theme of the book. I am talking about the phenomenon of our children talking, breathing, eating, drinking, singing, burping, giggling, texting on their cell phones 24/7.

Here is the perfect illustration for my hypothosis, teenage quilter, or is it teenage communicator? Ah, teenage communiquilter! For a woman who grew up with a phone phobia, clear back in the day of rotary, party line telephones, it is difficult to understand the need to live with a tiny phone in one's ear permanently. Of course, I've never gotten computer games so what can you expect. And texting!!! One needs functioning opposable thumbs to text, which I do not have, so I have explained to Mandy that while I will use my cell phone to talk to people, there are simply some aspects of modern communication technology that I do not choose to partake of! My idea of the perfect means of communication is e-mail and blogging.

Please keep my Mom in your prayers; years ago she had to have a breast removed because of cancer, and recently she found another lump and is having severe headaches, so tomorrow I take her to the hospital for a mammogram and cat scan.


Kay said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Fran. I will say a prayer for her.

McIrish Annie said...

How great to see that despite the "high tech" gadgets, she has been bitten by the quilting bug.

Sorry to hear about your Mom, I will keep her in my thoughts.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm praying that everything turns out well for your mom.

Scrapmaker said...

You and your mom are in my prayers Fran.
Cell phone or not, she looks like a future quilter to me! Jen

Debra Spincic said...

I guess she has to put down the phone to sew or has she figured that out yet?

Prayers for your mom too.

Perry said...

Oh, Fran, I am sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with both of you that all will turn out ok. Please keep us posted.

Rian said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. I hope everything turns out alright.

Deb H said...

I hope & PRAY ALL will be ok. Good luck & warm hugs for you & your mum.