Sunday, March 15, 2009

THE GLOBAL, BLOGGING VILLAGE and ITS IMPORTANCE

A delightful soul calling herself "A Woman of No Importance" had some thoughtful ideas to share. And where thoughtful ideas are shared, and the Rob-bear comes across them, well, . . .

She began by sharing thanks for those who had expressed concern about hurting friends. then she observed:

The world is getting smaller and smaller, mes bloggy chums, supported by our love and growing friendship and admiration shown and shared across our blogs, writings, and feelings, (Oh, my male followers are slipping away, whooooosh, there they go.)

My response was to assure her this is one male reader, was "bearing" with her and wasn't "slipping away, whooooosh," when she talked about "the global village," as per Marshall McLuhan -- to whom I referred in my post "I WRITE THE STORIES (2)." In his Understanding Media, McLuhan observes "the globe has contracted, spatially, into a single large village." (xii)

So the "Woman" is right on: "Indeed, the world is getting smaller and smaller, mes bloggy chums, supported by our love and growing friendship and admiration shown and shared across our blogs, writings, and feelings." Our global villageness is expressed in our concern for things like Grizz's mishap and the far more serious accident of Braja, her husband, Jahnu and their driver. (The Grizz is the Woman's son.)

In our "global village" live no more than a wire apart. It's as easy as leaning your head over the back fence and chatting up your neighbour.

Any woman -- any person -- who recognizes these very important realities is not "of no importance."

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Very interesting. I will ponder it some more. :D

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Ah, Rob, I love it that our smaller world has brought us in touch with people and friends we might never have had the pleasure of meeting in person.

Bless you for your thoughts and your kindess, spirituality, and decency, (by the way, I also thought I would be losing my male readers, all four of you!, as I was writing about chocolate after all!)

Have a great week, Sir, you and yours - It's a pleasure to be able to lean over the fence and spend some time getting to know a friend better.

GutsyWriter said...

Yes, I was stunned to hear about Braja's accident. I've been following updates about her and her Danish husband on other bloggers' posts.