Real Time

Can I share
a simple 
moment's grace..

the essence
of your face..

feel a presence
close to mine

in real time..

this souless
virtual space. 

Poem & Painting by Mairi

The hysteria about the outage of some Social Media yesterday, brought to mind the above poem. I wrote it last year during one of the prolonged ‘lockdowns’ we had here in Scotland.

Social Media and Virtual Meetings can never be a substitute for real human interaction, and real human touch. Letโ€™s never lose sight of our need for physical connections, and the giving and receiving of actual physical acts of loving kindness. Social Media can create amplified and inauthentic caring, and a sense of self goodness… at the simple touch of a button.

Please feel free to share yor thoughts ๐Ÿ’™.


  1. I love your poem. It is a beautiful sentiment.

    Also sometimes I have found the virtual presence more authentic and comforting than the one I am in person with. So the lines have blurred for me between the virtual and real world interactions.

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    1. Thank post was a message to myself also ๐Ÿ’™…I too have made beautiful connections here in the virtual space. However, our relationships and connections with people in the real world can demand more of us…and teach us more about ourselves and others each day…difficult as that may be for us at times ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ

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