I am really enjoying these one-word WP Daily Post prompts – like this one, vision. As someone who loves to play with words, I am especially drawn in by the possibilities of multiple and layered interpretations. Besides … what response appears today might change completely tomorrow. You just never know!
But ‘vision’ feels appropriate to me now, one full week after my remarkable 50th high school reunion gatherings. For one thing, how we visualize one another depends upon how recently we saw one another. In some cases I had not seen a classmate since 1966. Even so, it didn’t take much scrutiny to figure out who she is. Having matched the face with memory, next to follow was body posture, hand gesture, voice inflection.
For those with whom I have been in more recent contact, my vision for re-connection was more visceral. Accelerating pulse. A twinge of curiosity. A pervasive sense of well-being, joy. Whatever the individual situation, it was just plain invigorating to see everyone who was able to come – fully half the class, as it turned out.
Now, a week and many warm exchanges later, I am envisioning how best for us to remain in contact going forward. Without tangling us in the snarl of email threads that very quickly cross one another’s path and end up more confusing than elucidating, given that some ‘reply all’ and others, just to the one sending … some continue to just add on even with a new subject and others keep starting a new email every time they have something to share. Something more personal and private than social media.
I envision a simple way for us to share, plan, exchange and update that will stay put and be visible across time. It will of course take time for us to get up to speed, for it to feel comfortable if not, even, second nature. It turns out that WordPress has just the answer and this week, I am going to launch our private site. Here’s hoping it proves the vision of welcoming and simple-to-use connectivity I anticipate!