Sometimes we tend to think technology is alienating us from reality, especially when walking down the street all you can see is people too busy staring at their smartphones, not really paying attention to what’s happening around them. Still, technology is so very helpful when people you love are so far away from you, especially when you’re apart for a consistent amount of time.
So, today my parents were on the other side of the computer screen, in Uruguay, waving hello to Tiago and me, in New York, Tiago trying to explain to them the rules of the game he was playing on his iPad… but as this run of Elisir ends tonight, and I’ll be heading to Europe tomorrow, it will be my turn during the next weeks to be on the other side of the screen, saying hello and talking to Tiago. It’s not the same as being together, I know, and he knows that already too. But the good thing is he’s more tech-savvy than me, so it will seem less strange to him than to me.
Tiago knows that, and Iara does too. So although I’m sad I’ll be seeing my Principito through Skype only for the next few weeks, at the same time I’m also happy because I’ll soon be seeing my Princesa again, because yes, technology is good and can help us keeping in touch when we’re far away from each other, but it will never be enough for me, because it can’t replace the feeling of holding my children in my arms, it feels so good when we’re together.
Thank you so much, NEW YORK!