Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

3/13/09

Friendship, Social Media, Good Friends daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn


Good Friends
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold
Today's daily Everglades painting, Good Friends, makes me think about how we single out some people to be close to in our lives. Friends. We're choosy about our friends from a very young age, and some of them will remain close to us throughout our lifetime.

Sometimes we have to change friends because they do something we perceive as hurtful, because of a new understanding of their core values, or because of a fundamental decision about who we want to spend time with in life. We might lose friends when we move away or get a new time consuming job, just get too busy, or just because we're not so good at keeping up. Regrettably, I've lost a few friends this way.

Friendship through the ages has meant a closeness to someone with similar interests and someone who has your best interests at heart. Yet on Facebook, because of similar inters ts people want to be your friend who have never met you. Will they become reliable friends? And what do they want in return?

Through social media, you can "meet" people, spend time, sometimes a lot of time, with people, who you will never, ever see in person. There's no eye to eye and no requirements for you to reciprocate. You can get a feel for their personality by comments on Facebook or tweets on Twitter. Hey, give it a try, I'll be your friend......

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your painting at the Medical Arts building is just beautiful. It is by the
door to the first floor elevator. Way to go girl. cathy

Sue said...

this painting and your thoughts about friendship are inspiring. Friendship, especially on the internet where things can go wrong for now real reason and disappear, and the fragile environment of the Everglades both speak of the same need we have to preserve what is important, and a melancholy over seeing it slip away when we have no control. Thank you for a beautiful image to brighten my day. ~Sue

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