Those of my readers who have been following my travels on this blog have seen my pictures of the Royal Wedding when I slept “rough” on the street directly across from Westminster Abbey’s West Door. I set up my pitch three days before the wedding and enjoyed every event that took place at the Abbey before the wedding–day after day. Those I slept rough with became friends, and I still run into some of my associates when I am in London. Yesterday, I was looking through old comments on my FACEBOOK and started to check out FACEBOOK pages of those who had commented on my page. One search went to another, and on to another, and on to another until I was about six generations away from my page or pages of anyone I knew. SUDDENLY, on a page of someone I have never known and didn’t recognize, I found a my silly picture trying to take a nap midst great commotion a couple of days before the wedding. I was startled to see myself laughing broadly to a camera of someone who was recording the wedding event–whom I did not know. I continued on checking another FACEBOOK page and then another, and then again I found myself on the side of a photograph taken by a total stranger who was sharing my front row spot before the wedding; in this case, I was watching the great oak trees being brought into the Abbey (We later learned that the Duchess of Cambridge wanted to highlight her family’s symbol of the Oak Tree at her wedding!). By the time I came to the end of my one-to-another FACEBOOK search, I found comments by people on the street whom I never met and never saw, but I was pictured in their pages. Isn’t the INTERNET an amazing tool for the “world” to keep in touch. At my age, I am still trying to get my head around it. I got a new camera, a new laptop, a new I-Pod, and a new computer for Christmas. And by damn, I can’t figure out how to work any of them. But, I am a determined man. I realize that technology is the way of the future; I know it is true because I just found my photograph on several other FACEBOOK pages and had a GREAT LAUGH. I do remember, however, that my Granny used to say that only fools’s faces are seen in public places. Yikes.
Broad, smiling face:
And on someone’s sidelines from FACEBOOK–I’d know those glasses anywhere!:
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918