" I went for a nice walk in the woods today...". Oh Yeah? "I went on a hike along a rugged coastline." Oh Yeah? "I climbed the side of a Mountain!" Oh Yeah? "I went on an epic 3 day alpine climb to 3000feet!!!" etc, etc.
And it seems unless our statuses don't have the words AWESOME or EPIC with 5000 exclamation marks, it's really not worth posting at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use Facebook. I use it to keep in touch with far-away friends through photos, mail and occasional instant messaging. I learn of pregnancies, losses, achievements and little snippets of news from home.
Some folks live lives of decided uniqueness through their careers or freedom of lifestyle and if they post pictures from their latest vacation climbing Mt. Everest or their job assignment in Antarctica tagging Emperor Penguins their descriptions may merit the occasional use of EPIC.
I guess the closeness of the "friend" in question may dictate the roll-of-the-eyes and "oh please" reaction from me. And please, don't take it personally, I don't consider myself a "friend collector" so, the ones I have I think to be actual friends...all 105 of you!! Hi!!
I guess my point is that I've decided that If I have nothing to say, I'm not going to try to make the mundane or trivial into something it is not. I will post that status or maybe not post anything at all.
So, the meteors shows of the last few nights have been enjoyable. Not the best I have seen over the years and upon reflection none would I describe as EPIC, now or then. I would not even go so far as call them AWESOME.
Now, I have witnessed Norther Lights that certainly fit in the MOST AWESOME catagory but, I will reserve EPIC for a possible future viewing...
So do we use these words to magnify the mundane or are we genuinely enjoying things more fully? I don't know.
We used to find out what our friends were up to by giving them a call or going for a visit or looking out the window, or having a chat over the fence. Now a lot of times its by logging into our Social Medias of choice and very safely poking our noses in...
Give me a call. Ask me what I'm up to. Invite yourself over for coffee. Lets have lunch. I can't promise you it will be EPIC but, I'm pretty confident we'll have a really nice visit.