The Current Pony Express

pony expressThe Pony Express holds my fascination. 2,000 miles, 80 horse riders, 500 horses, for the sake of faster communication.

It served quite a purpose for the few years before the telegraph. The list of communication through history lands with our ability to skype, facetime, text, facebook…which has me thinking about the benefits of such technology.

FACEBOOK-

Faces of family and friends draw us in; that, and the royal blue banner that resembles a postman coming to our door

We enter into other worlds, read hearts and minds, laugh, cry

We often”will” our words to morph into a hug to someone having a sunless day

We scroll and see the highs and lows, the silly and the sad

And at times it feels so strange, to feel the mix of the jovial tumbling amongst the bereaved

But this lesson is the one that reminds us– life is bigger than any one moment

Cheers, laughs, excitement and tears all spill out from the keyboard and into the heart of others

Quite miraculous. Who’s to say?

maybe these messages and “touches” have forged like the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

…beauty into once barren, forgotten places

This beautiful letter; this “paper”, doused with ink; covered with the ramblings and thoughts that are so cherished…

is carried by the fastest pony express ever imagined

Any carrier of a message that spills grace and love among us, is special in my estimation

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