Internet Umbilicus


How strange it is to finally meet people
from long ago
on the Internet;
People who had no experience
with digital technology
unlikely to imagine;
Unlikely to imagine someone they never met would locate them
across many decades
across many miles;
Miles and years that prevented knowing them but allowed knowing of them
my relatives
never imagined;
Imagined me sitting at a keyboard bridging time and space
becoming genealogically enhanced
thoroughly connected.

© photo and words by Pamela Ferris-Olson

April 10, 2014


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