So, you know my new addiction is Facebook, right? If you haven’t been there, I can only tell you that it’s your assumptions and prejudices and ignorance — yes, ignorance — that are holding you back. I’m 50 (almost 51) years old, and two weeks ago I was absolutely certain I was way too cool (and old) for such falderol — and I was as wrong as I’ve ever been in my life. I spent 25 years in high-level professional communications, and this is the single most brilliant social and business communications invention — innovation — I have ever seen. Just do it! It will rock your world. If it doesn’t, write me and I’ll refund your investment.
This last week on Facebook, I was introduced to a concept called “25 Random Thoughts About Me.” You write 25 things about yourself and then invite 25 people close to you to do the same. What comes from it is poetry… and insight… and truth. Don’t think. Just do it. Again, I’ll refund your investment…
Meanwhile, this week I was BLESSED to be able to participate with my colleagues (whom I adore) in a company production at the Alley Theatre that turned out to be the best night of my life… here’s why: When several hundred people suspend disbelief for four minutes to share simple, side-splitting joy, it’s magic. Every life in the room is elevated. That is theater. And that is life.
I’m sorry. Were we supposed to be bemoaning life as we know it?
Copyright © 2009 Alice Melott
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