Sometimes I wonder if, as a technie, I’m driving people apart. What with the web-sites I’ve helped design and build, with the data I’ve transmitted. I think back to that running-website proof-of-concept that I once made, twenty-odd years ago, that attracted a handful og great joggers, and I’m thinking how with a different timing and country and other circumstances I could’ve been responsible for having created Facebook or Twitter or what not. And if those beasts are, in practicality, actually helping us co-exist or rather driving us apart? I really can’t decide. Though the jury is still out, the preliminary results point to a resounding ‘no’. Maybe it’s just growing pains, but the signs are that we’ve chancing, we as a species, and not for the better. Though what can we do? We strive to evolve, and there’s no stopping that. Maybe we’ll drive ourselves into extinction. In trying to connect us all together, through technology, we’re meddling with powers we cannot truly comprehend, it’s uncharted territory. And I must confess it scares me a little.
Good to see Rasmus again, on his request, at the spot of my choosing, the Vesterbro Bryghus. Went past the old Scale grounds, there’er 5 semi high-risers now and across from that, they’re near finished on a huge steel and glass juggernaut of a food complex, adjacent to the Tivoli Gardens. The city is so vibrant and alive, and I admit to longing to be part of it again. So here’s to hoping that job at the IRS will come to fruition. He’s doing well for himself, Rasmus, I don’t really know why I haven’t called out to him, perhaps a bit of jealusy about his easy-going life. Alas his brief fling with that lady conductor didn’t get far, but by his own account ’twas great sex and his job keeps him occupied and content, what with all the travelling and such. Paris, this other week, another thing to envy him. Good to see him again.
So I’m headed upstate as I’m writing this, to visit with the folks and see my dentist. And relax for a few days. Dennis is in Randers, will head out and talk and hit the cinema in Randers, that’s tomorrow, looking forward. Have really had my fill of social arrangements, lots of talks, lots of inspiration, should try and keep at it, it’s refreshing and I’m only valuating it more, with time. V, too, got her social challenges set up, in as much as her creative writings’ class in once more a stable feature on the Soroe Youth-school schedule. Third year running, and it seems there’s gonna be a weekend-seminar again, so that’s terrific. Keeps her happy, and so we all benefit.
N is almost past his sickness, today’s the last day – likely – he’ll be staying home from school. Which is great in as much as it offers V a chance to relax, throughout the Friday, before the weekend keeps her busy once more, and I’m away until the Sunday. Am myself pretty knackered after not too many hours’ sleep throughout the week, that cough of his has been horrible, poor kid. ‘Twas like this with K, too, I recall, she was sick quite a lot through the first grade, but then it got better and better from there. So hope the same will prove the case with him, too.