The other day I was so touched to see an old friend of my husband hugging him oblivious of the half a dozen people suddenly turning their gaze at the sight. It was obvious that the two have met after a long absence and their delight had to be seen to be believed. They tried their best to catch up with lost time unmindful of the seconds turning into minutes which made me lose count of them. Though I was a silent bystander, I felt happy at their exuberance which was absolutely unmatched. Probably the tech savvy would have immediately reached for their selfie to ‘stage manage a shot’ which certainly would not have had the same effect as that of someone clicking the shot!
Talking about Selfies, I feel they have wiped out the spontaneous expressions of the warmth and sincerity friends and relatives express while meeting after a long lapse of time giving place to a lot of artificiality, a result of advancing technology of course!