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    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

    Galatians 2:20

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Dear Friend,

    One of the unique qualities of a letter is the way it seems to slow down time or even move it in the opposite direction. We can take a moment and breathe words of wisdom, encouragement and recollection.

    I would find myself writing more if it wasn't for the expediency of our generation. I realize more and more that a conversation isn't merely waiting for your own turn to speak--it is rather, a chance to learn more about the ones you care about.

    The act of conversing and exchanging information ultimately requires a kind of reaction. Being that a letter would require you my dear friend to wait and receive the letter, read the letter, reflect and respond to the letter... The reaction to everything I have shared with you would then be subject to incredible delays.

    Which is why my writing letters amongst our more immediate and instant forms of communication has halted...

    Realizing this mistake, I undersatnd how much I have come to take our friendship for granted. The fact that our ability to communicate could be totally lost due to an inability or unwillingness to write is absurd and to think it could all go out with the magical forces of electricity which holds us all together.

    This intricate universe we call the "web" I have come to discern as a world that makes thinner, less solid relationships... Not stronger ones...

    Among the old fashioned letter, the phone call is also being lost...

    I conclude then with a charge to be more "intentional" with my relationships. It is no excuse to not speak with someone simply because he or she is not "online"

    It is our intensional and purpose driven conversations that lasts a life time...

    It is my hope that you are in good health and to hear from you soon...

    Always your friend,

    ~Rob

    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

    9 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    I love your site, but honestly tell you that you need more for him to monitor those who commented with your records

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Thank you for your comment and I am glad you like my site... But honestly I'm not sure what you mean. What exactly do I need more of? And who would be monitoring what on my site?

    Anonymous said...

    Funny blog

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    ^Vague comment. . . :P

    Anonymous said...

    Interesting post

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Thanks! :D

    Anonymous said...

    I like the site

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Thanks :) Although it's been awhile since I've posted to this Blog, I've recently started a new photography blog that might also interest you:

    http://otmpro.wordpress.com/

    See you around ^_^ \/

    Rob W. Oakley said...

    Thank you. . .